Gary Brandenburg grew up in California and attended Oklahoma State University on a baseball scholarship.
After receiving Most Valuable honors he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and played three seasons of professional baseball. Gary received his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston.
After a brief assignment as a youth pastor, Gary became a church planter in California for eight years, Senior Pastor at Grace Community Church in Tyler, Texas, for 14 years, and Lead Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas since 2004.
As a board member of Mercy Ships, Gary has spoken all over the world in pastor’s conferences pursuing his desire to “influence the influencers.” He has also served on the Board of Directors for Pine Cove Christian Camps.
He has been married to Jana since 1977 and they have three children and several grandchildren.