Gary Franklin

I have served on the staff of Grace Church from 1990-1997 and 2006 to the present (it’s a long but good story). I serve as the teaching pastor, and lead pastor for the staff and vision of Grace. My passion is to see Grace Church flourish as a community of people whose love for God naturally overflows into a love for one another and the people around us. On a personal level, I love coffee and spending time listening to people share where they see God’s presence in their stories.  


I attended Bryan College (where I met Verna) and majored in History and Greek at Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s in theology and have been a pastor for almost 40 years. 


Verna and I celebrated 40 years together (August 2017). We have three married children: Tim, Jonathan, and Elizabeth and three adorable grandchildren. Verna and I love spending time with good friends, good conversation, and good books.