Gary A. Spencer
Rev. Dr. Gary Spencer
Rev. Dr. Gary A. Spencer was appointed District Superintendent to the Atlantic Central District in June, 2011. He and his wife, Judy, have two children, Kirby and Katie. Kirby is a University of Florida graduate and works for AT&T in Daytona. Katie graduated from Emory University and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a master' degree in broadcast journalism. Katie works for CNBC and lives in New York with her husband, Greg. Gary is a third-generation Floridian who felt the call to ministry at an early age, and has devoted his life to bringing people into the church and helping them grow in their faith. He joined the Florida Conference in 1979, and began his ministry as associate pastor at First UMC Pompano Beach. He has served the following churches: New Horizon, First Winter Park as an associate, Suntree and First Orlando. As a pastor whose spiritual gifts include leadership, teaching and preaching and mercy, he has helped congregants find their own spiritual gifts and use them for the enhancement of God's Kingdom. Gary has held a number of district and conference leadership positions, including service on several District Extension and New Church Development boards and chair of the District Board of Ordained Ministry of the former Melbourne District. He served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry for 10 years and was Chair of the Conference Board of Camps and Retreat Ministries. Gary is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation.
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