Gary has a deep passion for helping people find their way back to God and for planting and developing churches that do the same. Gary and his wife, Belinda, founded Indian Creek Community Church in 1985, which has grown from a home Bible study to a multi-site church. Gary serves Indian Creek as the Lead Pastor.
It’s that passion that led him to co-found the Church Multiplication Association in 2004 (now Healthy Growing Churches Multiplication). Gary is also the President of Project Partner, a 501c3 charity, which supports mission ministry to China to touch hearts and transform communities there.
He invests time in the community through service on several local and national boards and frequently travels as a speaker/conference leader nationally and internationally. Gary has co-authored two books, Path to Power with Pastor Jim Davey and The Call to Love with Belinda Kendall.
Gary and Belinda live in Olathe, Kansas and have three married children: Kristen (Josh), Jeremy (Jesi), and Luke (Rachel) and two grandchildren: Landon and Morgan.
What do you do with the tug-of-war you feel between living to serve self or living with the freedom to let go and live for something greater? I write out of my own experience for those on the journey to find life at its best. The possibilities might feel Backwards but at the same time surprisingly fulfilling. – Gary Kendall