Pastor Gary and Joanna have lived in the Denver area for 19 years and both have a rich educational and an extensive background in ministry. As the co-founder of Christian Equippers International, Gary traveled to 45 states, as well as, eight different countries teaching seminars and equipping church leaders. He has over two decades of experience as a pastor, is the author of three books, and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Christian Life School of Theology. Joanna has ministered as a Pastoral Care Provider and spoken at marriage conferences alongside her husband for many years.
Pastor Lanny and Debbie met while facilitating a Divorce Care group at their church. In 2006, Pastor Gary officiated their wedding and they have served together in various ministries since that time. Debbie has her MBA from the University of Colorado and works full-time for the Federal Government. Lanny retired after 28 years in the public education system and has spent the past ten years serving in various ministries throughout the church. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree and a PhD in Biblical Studies from Newburgh Theological Seminary and has authored four books which are all available at Amazon.com. You can learn more about a variety of publications and inspirational materials that he has written at www.LannyCook.com. Together, Lanny and Debbie enjoy traveling and spending time with their two sons, their families and six grandchildren.