Gary has been an entrepreneur most of his life, having a major hand in the creation of 2 Raquetball Clubs and opening a Christian book and gift store. He has been a Christian since March 23, 1966 and has been writing Christian books for thirty years. Gary is a devoted husband to Shirley and he is the father of 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Gary and Shirley reside in Stockton Calif. where he has spent most of his life. He was also very devoted to his mother, Mary, whom he lost in 2016.