After multiple failed marriages, losing his dream job as a UPS pilot, and losing his relationships with his family and children, Gary found himself living in his mother’s basement at the age of 38. He finally hit rock bottom in a courtroom after having been sentenced for failure to pay child support.
With a broken spirit and renewed relationship with Christ, Gary began to rebuild his life during his incarceration in a halfway house. He went to work at a delicatessen that earned him a minimal wage, and required he take a bus from downtown to the East-end of Louisville. During this incredibly humbling experience, he met his current wife, Minette, of 16 years. A pivotal moment came one morning when he was walking a few miles in a cold rain storm to his deli job, and he realized that even though he had lost everything, he was a rich man and had found true and lasting freedom in his soul.
Gary learned the truth that his anchor and source of strength was not himself, but Jesus Christ. It took him 10 months to become current with his child support and to begin slowly rebuilding broken relationships. Over time, Gary re-married, obtained a well-paying job, and re-established healthy relationships with his children. Gary became very passionate about sharing his story of hope and second chances in the belief that he could help other incarcerated men.
Today, Gary is happily married, enjoys relationships with all his children and grandchildren, has a successful real estate business, and loves going to jail to be with his friends.