Kathy and I have three wonderful sons—Gary, Dale, and Carl–and three sweet daughters-in-law–Chelsea, Janelle, and Emily. We live and work in Kentucky, with the great Lehman Avenue congregation in Bowling Green. We have a Westipoo named Oliver.
Neal–born in Oxford, Mississippi. Son of a preacher (Gary, Sr., and Brenda). Formal education: Faulkner University, Freed-Hardeman University, Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, Amridge University (B.A., M.B.S.). Has preached in gospel meetings, lectureships, and seminars in 29 states and 9 foreign countries. Author of the book, Rise Up And Build. Currently fills the pulpit for the Lehman Avenue church of Christ, Bowling Green, KY. Speaker on “Light Of The World” TV program, airing on WNKY NBC each Sunday at 10:30 AM in Bowling Green. He serves along two incredible co-workers, Hiram Kemp and David Chang.
Kathy–born in San Diego, California. Daughter of a preacher (Jim and Joyce Gillaspie). Formal education: Faulkner University, Bear Valley Bible Institute (A.A., B.B.S.). Frequently speaks to ladies in ladies days and lectureships (24 states and 4 foreign countries). Co-founder of “Higher Ground” girls encampment, having co-directed it for its first 7 years. Author of the book, Return To Me. Author of the blog “My Homestead Pantry,” with new content each week.
Gary III–born in Meridian, Mississippi (1993). Enjoys composing songs and playing guitar and piano, guns, video games, and woodworking. Has done mission work in Tanzania, Cambodia, and Thailand. He worked at Chic-fil-a until August, 2012, when he left to enter Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. After a year there, he enrolled in the Bear Valley Bible Institute (where he graduated in 2016). He and his brothers are in an “Indie” band called “Oh Brother.” They’ve released two albums (find them on iTunes). He married Chelsea Threlfall on January 1, 2016. They have a dog named Bear and live in Bowling Green, where he owns his own editing business (Cover To Cover) and Chelsea works for Kentucky Heart And Lung next to Med Center in Bowling Green.
Dale–born in Richmond, Virginia (1996). Enjoys motorcycles, drawing, weightlifting, animals, watching and playing sports, leading singing, and preaching. Has done mission work in Tanzania and Cambodia. He worked various jobs from fast-food to outdoor painting and roofing to radon detection before entering ministry full-time. He graduated in May, 2016. After serving as associate minister for the Forrest Park church of Christ in Valdosta, Georgia, he was hired by the Farley church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama, as their minister in July of 2018. On October 19, 2019, Dale married Janelle Mabry. As of November, 2021, Dale and Janelle are working with the Tompkinsville church of Christ in Tompkinsville, KY. Janelle is a nurse in nearby Glasgow, KY. They have two dogs- Bro and Winnie.
Carl–born in Mechanicsville, Virginia (1998). Enjoys guitar, basketball, weightlifting, motorcycles, working with his hands and home improvement projects, cooking, singing with Oh Brother, his family, his trucks, and fishing. Has done mission work in Tanzania and Cambodia. His first job was building fences and he worked through his Senior Year at Planet Fitness. He graduated from the Bear Valley Bible Institute in May, 2018, taking the preaching job at the Hebron church of Christ in Grant, Alabama, following that. He has two dogs, a Golden Doodle, Chipper, and a German Shepherd named Bailee. On May 21, 2021, Carl married Emily Moore. Emily is a student and since January, 2022, Carl has served as the pulpit minister for the Scottsville church of Christ in Scottsville, KY.