Gaylord, or "Pastor G" as he is often called, has served churches in various roles for over thirty years. As Black Rock's Care Pastor, he is devoted to connecting people with God's love by providing resources to address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those in the church family or the greater community. He also seeks to equip and support members of the ministry staff as they care for those entrusted to them. Gaylord finds great fulfillment when given the opportunity to encourage people who are celebrating joyful life events such as anniversaries, births and weddings along with those enduring the joyless seasons that occur during times of grieving, financial hardship and relational challenges. By helping people discover God’s plan for them, regardless of their circumstances, he seeks to offer hope and strength to those in need.
In partnership with Black Rock’s Counseling Director, Gaylord provides biblical guidance to those needing emotional and spiritual restoration. He also serves with the Care Leadership Team (Deacons and Deaconesses) to furnish financial assistance to the Black Rock Church family while giving oversight to the expanding care services of the church. He is deeply committed to the development of Christ-like character in people through the application of effective spiritual growth strategies. Sharon, his bride of 40 years, is a people person who serves with Gaylord in the care area and loves to volunteer wherever there are needs. The couple has two married daughters and seven grandchildren who are the joy of Papa and Grammy's lives.