Sep 19, 2019
Gary Matthews, and his wife Carole have been married for 49 yrs. They met in bible college in Nyack, New York when they were 21 and 19. They have lived in Stockton, Ca. for almost 30 years and have been a part of every church they have attended their entire marriage, hook, line and sinker. But they never knew Grace to be anything other than "God's riches at Christ expense" and the hymn, "Grace, greater than all our sin".
The book The Shack was the catalyst that introduced Gary to the love of God in the biggest way he ever knew. Listening to Mike Zenker's message "All Means All" and Francois Du Toit's message, "Known and Loved" started Gary on his grace walk. Then Carolyn Smith and Lila Cook's group, Grace Covenant Fellowship (Facebook group) introduced him to like-minded folk. The Mirror Bible was also a great resource for Gary.