Gary grew up in Indiana and attended Purdue University where he received a BS in Electrical Engineering. After graduating and marrying Kathy, he began working for General Electric in Fort Wayne. That career spanned 30 years and took the Martin family to several locations in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee. In 1998 Gary retired from GE to pursue another season of life in ministry.
Since leaving GE, his focus has been on activities at his local church in Fort Wayne as well as serving as Treasurer of Developing and Shepherding International and a Seminar Instructor with Crown Financial Ministries since 2004. Responding to a local movement of generosity, Gary began exploring affiliation with National Christian Foundation in 2009 and joined NCF Indiana in May 2011 to serve generous givers in Northeast Indiana.
When not doing the Kingdom work just described, Gary can be found playing golf, rooting for Boilermaker football and basketball and enjoying the company of his family which now numbers 4 adult children, their spouses and 12 grandchildren.