Pastor Gary Starbuck grew up in Kansas City, MO and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Missouri. He came to Open Door in 1981, having just completed the master of theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gary and his wife, Peggy, have three grown children: David (married to Tara), Beth (married to Rob Palmer), and Joy (married to Evan Leister). His passions include studying the Bible and building into the lives of those who desire to walk daily with the Living God. In addition to pastoring, Gary is committed to world missions. He has served for many years on the boards of Arab World Ministries, AWM International, Pioneers, and Memphis Sidewalk Counseling. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, reading, traveling, and working out.
Daniel Jones, Jr.
Daniel Lee Jones Jr., Elder at Open Door Bible Church, was born in Memphis, TN. He first came to Open Door in 2002.
Daniel came to faith in Christ on a Sunday morning in Sultan, WA, after a sermon his Dad preached that morning. Growing up in church, he knew he was a sinner, but something was different that day. He had the head knowledge his whole life, but that day he asked Jesus to save him. Daniel is the oldest of 9 children, and he and Brandy have 4 of their own: Isaac, Caleb, Bella and Elliott.
Daniel enjoys playing soccer and other sports, working out, and eating! He is the only person to coach a winning season of the Open Door softball team. 😎