As the founder and Senior Pastor of SBCC, Gary has been pastoring the church since 1992. Before God called him into full-time ministry, Gary worked in politics and owned a Mexican restaurant. Gary is an alumnus of Pepperdine University and studied at Talbot Theological Seminary. He married his wife Cheryl in 1993 and has two daughters, Kailie and Natalie, as well as a stepson Brandon. Gary is an avid Star Wars and Angels fan and loves to spend time with his family.