Pastor Gary Hamrick
Pastor Gary has been in full-time ministry since 1987, first serving as a youth pastor to high school teens for four years and now pastoring Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, VA. Cornerstone was a start-up church meeting in a school when all 18 charter members asked Pastor Gary to become the first pastor in 1991. Today, Cornerstone is the church home to a couple thousand weekly worshipers. It is Pastor Gary’s desire to equip them through the teaching of God’s Word and to encourage them in heartfelt worship of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After committing his life to the Lord at a youth retreat when he was 15, Gary began sensing a call into the ministry. But after graduating from high school he initially denied that calling and pursued a Journalism track in college with aspirations of becoming a broadcast journalist. Finally responding to God’s call, Gary changed schools, completed a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, and was ordained by Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowships of Costa Mesa, California.
Pastor Gary has been married to Terri since 1987, and together they’ve been blessed with three wonderful children – Tyler (1989), Austin (1992), and Lindsey (1994).
He is an avid news “junkie” and enjoys fishing, camping, playing sports, and umpiring Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.