It all started on a Tuesday morning early as Dad and Mom drove to Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. There around 9:00am on August 20th a wonderful baby boy was born into the Ledford family. His name, you guessed it, was Gary. Yes that’s right it was me. I have been privileged to be the son of Jr. and Betty Ledford. I was taught at an early age to love going to church and being in a family that loved the Lord.
Then on a Sunday night in the basement of a house in Kennesaw, GA I heard the greatest story ever told to anyone. It was the news of a Savior, Jesus Christ who loved me more than anyone could. That night I trusted Christ as my on personal Savior at the age of 14. I have never gotten over what He has done and love Him.
It was in May of 1974 at the age of 17 that I finally surrendered to preach the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. I have been privileged to be used of the Lord in many areas but the greatest of these is as a pastor now for over 20 years. The last 15 years at University Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.
On Saturday June 14, 1980 at 2:00 in the afternoon I was married to my best friend and sweetheart, Linda. We have been married for 38 years now and I wouldn’t trade serving with her in the ministry. She has been a wonderful wife and an awesome mother to 4 wonderful children. Together we have a great son-in-law and two outstanding daughter-in-laws. Now in our later years we are the proud grandparents to six precious grandchildren.
It is our desire to glorify our Lord in our home and family.