Gary has been a worship leader in the local church since 2002. He and his family live in Stow, Ohio, where he serves as Worship Arts Director for Redemption Chapel. He is also a songwriter and author who is passionate about serving the local church. He has written and recorded many songs for the church to sing, including "Almighty" which was featured on Song Discovery in 2016. In 2017, he released his first book called More Than A Worship Leader, and in 2022, he released a discussion book for worship teams called More Than a Band. Inspired by the books, Gary released a podcast for worship leaders in 2022 called the More Than a Worship Leader Podcast. He has a son Josh (born in 2004) and a daughter Jade (born in 2008). He and his wife Jenny (also a songwriter and author) were married in 2022, and love ministering together through worship ministry and Divorce Care.