Gary Wilkerson

Facilities Director

Gary is our Facilities Director, and he says it’s his job to “keep the building and property pretty.” Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Gary became a member at Journey when it was still Lakeview Christian Church in 1997. He volunteered, served as a deacon, and then became an elder. He joined Journey’s staff in December of 2017. Gary is married to “my best friend and life long partner, Thelma. We have two children (now adults with children), Jason and Rachel.”


When asked what he loves about Journey, Gary says, “I love serving God, loving people, and enjoy mission trips serving the world. Working with staff and volunteers is a joy even if it’s stressful at times. Seeing people’s lives change lights up my day.”


“If I wasn’t working at Journey, I would be working with FEMA on inspections after every disaster. My favorite memory at Journey is when my son and now daughter-in-law got married here. I love walking for fitness and home projects. My favorite food is TexMex and home cooking. I love Christian music, and contemporary and easy-listening. The best advice given to me is ‘All you can do is all you can do, and all you can do is enough.'”