Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
REV. J. C. GARY
The Rev. James C. Gary was born March 15, 1870, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He professed faith in Christ at the age of 16 and joined the General Baptist church at Green Briar, of New Harmony Association. He was licensed to preach in 1895, and was ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1896.
When Union Association met with Beulah church in 1916, Green Briar church moved her membership to Union, and the Rev. Gary became a member also.
He was elected moderator of Union Association in 1923 when it met with Green's Chapel church, and in 1934 he preached the introductory sermon at Mt. Gilead church.
We only have a record of his ministry from 1925 to 1935, and during that time he preached 1364 sermons; witnessed 595 conversions; baptized 210; married 170 couples, and conducted 201 funerals.
Some of the churches he pastored were Duvall's Chapel, Lone Star in Muhlenberg County, Lone Star in Ohio County, Sharon, Green's Chapel, Pleasant Hope, Collier's Springs, White Plains, Little Zion, Richardson's Chapel, Green River Union, Union chapel, and Union Grove.
He was loved by all who knew him, and was a faithful servant of his Lord.
He lived in Greenville, Ky., for a number of years, and passed from his home there to his eternal home on May 31, 1941.
* - Source - History of Union Association of General Baptist 1840 - 1953
M.C. Mc Donald