Gareth D. Flanary has been in full-time ministry for 30 years and has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He has degrees in Biblical Languages (BA, Harding University), Church Growth, and Missions (MA, Harding School of Theology), and is currently pursuing an online MDiv from Lubbock Christian University. He has varied ministry experience including writing, Christian camping, short-term-missions (foreign and domestic), hospital chaplaincy, disaster relief/recovery organization, and social media.
He is certified in the use of PREPARE/ENRICH, a resource used in pre-marital and marital counseling. He serves on the organizational committee of the New England Church Growth Conference held in Manchester, CT in the month of March and is on the Board of Directors of Raising Hope Together (a long-term disaster relief recovery group). He is married and has two grown daughters.