Larry accepted Christ while going to college in New York City where he grew up. After his father’s tragic death, he left school to pursue work. While serving in his church’s youth ministry, he got called by God to go into full-time ministry. He quit his job in medical publishing and went to Philadelphia College of Bible. While going to school, he met his love Lily as they served together in church. They married in New Jersey where Larry ministered as an English pastor for a couple of years. He was called to move to Phoenix to be GPC’s first youth pastor in 2001 until he transitioned to the English adult ministry in 2015. Lily and Larry have two teen boys, Nathanael and Isaiah.
After raising my three children as a full time housewife for fourteen years, I reentered school to get a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education in 2000. I took the first job to teach at Head Start as an Early Childhood Specialist after I graduated. Two years later, I was hired to become the Children’s Ministry Director at GPCCC. Having been serving in the Children’s Ministry since 2002, I find it a great privilege to partner with parents to train children to know God and love God in deeper ways. I am blessed to study in the program of Family and Marriage Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. As three children, Nono, Debra, and Woody left home to pursue their dreams and establish families around the country, my husband George and I are learning to embrace the quieter joy in our empty nest.