After attending Christ for the Nations in Texas, Pastor Gary and his wife Pat moved to Oregon and founded Maranatha Tabernacle Church in Molalla in 1975. As the church grew, it joined forces with The Country Church to start Country Christian School. In 1980, Maranatha Tabernacle and The Country Church merged and Gary and Pat became senior pastors in 1981. TCC has grown significantly and after 24 years of pastoring, they handed the church over to their son, Garylee and his wife Carolyn.
Pastor Gary has been asked to speak in many national and international arenas. He and his wife Pat currently oversee the prayer, evangelism and healing ministries of TCC.