Gary is responsible for the overall management of the ministry. A long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. Gary is an ordained minister and has been an elder at the McDonough Christian Church in McDonough, Georgia. His background is in the airline industry. He has over 30 years of business experience and has always been involved in the Christian Church as a worship leader, choir director or teacher. Gary was the lead singer for the Peachland Quartet for 20 years. Gary and his wife Becky continue to be excited as this ministry grows and many people are served. Gary is available for speaking and singing engagements.
It is Ryan's passion to equip and empower churches, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability communities for Jesus. Ryan comes to Ability Ministry with 15+ years of ministry experience. He previously worked at First Christian Church in Canton, Ohio as their full-time Disability Pastor. He also worked as a Church Consultant for Key Ministry. Ryan is an ordained Pastor. Micah 6:8 and Proverbs 31:8 best describe Ryan's commitment to life and ministry. He is available for speaking, training, and consultation.
In August of 1989, Rhonna was hired on as as a part-time resident manager and has worked her way up to the position of Director of Residential Services of the Riverwood Campus. Before coming to Riverwood, Rhonna attended Johnson University where she became involved in the Disability Ministry program. The residents of Riverwood refer to her as “Momma Rhonna” or "the other mother." Rhonna speaks on behalf of Ability Ministry to women’s church gatherings, church camps, disability classes at Johnson University and the Maryville High School disability awareness program. She has also been consulted by the City of Louisville, Tennessee, pertaining to the American Disability Act, and she has written articles for Ability Ministry.
Jason joins the Ability Ministry team and brings over 20 years of graphic design and marketing experience to the table. He has handled projects from local start-up businesses to publicly owned internationally based companies, including a Shark Tank company. He has won numerous awards and accolades along with having his work appear in a variety of publications and books. Jason currently reside in Louisville with his wife, two daughters, and dog Snoopie. In his spare time, he is a M40 +105kg Master’s competitor in USA Weightlifting. He and his family attend Southeast Christian Church.