Pastor Gary and his wife, Carol were married in 1981. The Lord moved the Livengood family to New Haven in 1991 and blessed them with two sons; Christopher and Joel. Carol is tutoring students from her home.
Pastor Gary was called into the ministry in 1997, well after the traditional college-age years had passed. His family started attending Lifeway in 1998. He began taking ministerial classes through the Wesleyan Church in 1999. Pastor Gary came on staff on a part-time basis in 2003. Pastor Gary has achieved a Bachelors degree from Fort Wayne Bible College with a double major in Bible and Music. Pastor Gary earned a Masters in music from IU. Pastor Gary was ordained as a pastor in 2007.
Pastor Gary played the trumpet professionally in the 1980′s, primarily as a jazz musician. Pastor Gary says that he figured at some point he had to get a “real job” and provide for his family so he started working as a Grounds Superintendent, a position he held for many years. Pastor Gary currently works full time at LH Medical and continues working part-time at Lifeway Wesleyan.
Gary says his ministry passion is teaching the Bible. God has also allowed Gary and Carol to have many ministry opportunities with young couples in parenting and marriage discipleship. Gary’s life verse is Proverbs 3:5,6.