Gary McNeal was born in Tallahassee, Florida but moved to Tampa at a young age. He was blessed to have strong Christian parents and asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior at the age of seven. After school he began a 30 year career in the grocery business, and while working at one of the stores he met his beautiful wife Lynn and married in July, 1977. Sensing God’s call to ministry he attended a local bible institute and 3 years later God opened the door of opportunity to serve at Mission Hill Church. While serving at Mission Hill Church God moved Gary and his wife for a season to Waters Ave Baptist Church where Gary served as the pastor for 6 years. Returning to Mission Hill Church in May 2012, he and his wife are privileged to serve the Lord and the church family working with senior adults. Gary also serves as the business manager for the church.
He and Lynn have three grown children, Lindsay, Matthew and Melissa, and four grandchildren, Madison, Cooper, Elias and Hudson .