Pastor Gary Gerstenberger

Associate Pastor of Young Adult Ministries
work: 815-933-1000
Pastor Gary serves as a Family Advocate & Enrollment Advisor in the Office of Admissions.  The role involves working with incoming freshman and their parents.
Pastor Gary served as a fulltime youth pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for almost three decades prior to coming to ONU in 2013.  He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a BS in Christian Education and Psychology.  Gary is an ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. 
Pastor Gary and his wife Renee will be celebrating 32 years of marriage this summer.  They have two sons Jordan and beautiful daughter-in-law Kati both serving at ONU class of 2011.  Jeff is a current student at ONU.
Pastor Gary joined the Kankakee First church staff in a part time capacity in 2014 to lead the Young Adult Ministries “Crossroads”.  The vision is to help our young adults connect in community and the life of the church.