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.