The ordination celebration and Pastor Gary’s promise to serve Jesus Christ through the church, and share his message throughout the world, was held at Salem Lutheran Church, Black Jack, Missouri on Sunday, June 25, 1972. He had completed 3 years of study, vicarage at Christ Lutheran Church, Washington, DC and received a call to Our Savior Lutheran, Laurel, Maryland.
Pastor Gary served Our Savior, a mission church, from 1972-1981.
Christ Lutheran Church, an established church in Hickory, North Carolina, he served from 1981-1992.
Ascension Lutheran Church and its school in Landover Hills, Maryland, he served from 1992-1995.
The Kansas District of the LCMS provided an opportunity to serve the broader church as he served the state of Kansas as a Mission and Stewardship Executive from 1995-2005.
Living Hope Lutheran Church, Stafford, Virginia, a mission church, he served from 2005-2014.
In retirement Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia, needed a vacancy pastor. He was able to serve for 8 months in 2016.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield, Virginia, blessed him with the opportunity to serve form 2017-2021.
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Stafford, VA 22554