Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. His unique message is designed to help you:
Embrace the unique way that you interact with God.
Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of your spouse.
Build a closer, grace-based family.
Enjoy God with a new sense of freedom and delight.
Gary is the author of numerous books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and won numerous awards. His writings have established him as a thought leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation.
Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).
He served on the teaching team at Second Baptist Church, Houston for 11 years and is currently on the teaching team at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. Gary is also an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas.
Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in all 50 states and nine different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today. Gary’s interviews on Focus on the Family have been chosen among the “Best of 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2021.” Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ.
Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 38 years and they have three adult children and two grandchildren.
Gary Thomas – Bringing people closer to Christ and closer to others.
OrganizationCherry Hills Community Church
- Master of Arts (MA) - Regent College
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Western Washington University
Married Sex: A Christian Couple's Guide to Reimagining Your Love Life
A unique, comprehensive guide to sexual intimacy for Christian couples in every season of marriage. A great sex life is something you make, not something you find. If you...
When to Walk Away Video Study: Finding Freedom from Toxic People
In this six-session video Bible study (guide sold separately) , bestselling author Gary Thomas draws on Jesus' example to teach us how to handle difficult relationships...
When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People
Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people and...
When to Walk Away Bible Study Guide: Finding Freedom from Toxic People
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Loving Him Well: Practical Advice on Influencing Your Husband
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Cherish Video Study: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage
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