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Rev. Dr. Gary V. Curry

Born March 6, 1935 at Spanish Wells, Bahamas, Rev. Curry was converted at the age of eighteen and soon after began his ministry for the Lord on the streets and parks of New Providence.  Evangelistic Centre Church was started as a result of these street meetings.

On April 5, 1957, a confident and youthful Gary married the elegant and gracious Myrtle Kemp and shortly after that time, in 1958, he and his new bride took up their first pastorate in Rock Sound, Eleuthera.  Reverend Curry along with his wife and two young daughters, returned to Nassau in 1962.

Recognizing that Rev. Curry was called of God, the voting body of the Assemblies of God in the Bahamas & the Turks & Caicos Islands elected him as Superintendent in the summer of 1962, a position he held for seventeen (17) years. His tenure as Superintendent was a busy one. He pastored the church at Hope Town, Abaco, a church he helped to establish, assisted in establishing the churches in Sandy Point and Marsh Harbour, Abaco, and the Youth Camp in Abaco.  During his term as Superintendent, the Assemblies of God Bible Training College was opened.  Churches were also established in Freeport, Mastic Point, Andros, and Golden Gates Assembly in Nassau.

The call of God upon Pastor Curry’s life was further fulfilled when in 1978 he accepted the pastorate of Evangelistic Temple, a position he has held, to date, for thirty (30) years.  Under Pastor Curry’s guidance, Evangelistic Temple has become a vast ministry encompassing peoples from many communities in New Providence as well as immigrants from over thirty countries.

Pastor Curry’s numerous accolades include, among others, the following:  the Assemblies of God in The Bahamas award for 17 years of exemplary service as its Superintendent; the Richmond Virginia Seminary  conferred upon him an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree on December 12, 2001; the Bahamas Faith Ministries Leadership Summit award for Outstanding Leadership in 2002; the appointment of Justice of the Peace of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on February 4, 2003; and just recently the William J. Seymour Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution toward the advancement of the Pentecostal Movement in The Bahamas on April 28, 2006.

A 1996 graduate of the Caribbean School of Theology, and a Bible teacher at the Assemblies of God Bible College, Pastor Curry has a burden to see the people of God live practical, observable Christian lives within their communities.  He has a shepherd’s heart for the lost and dying and sees the church as a ‘haven of hope’ where love, forgiveness, joy and peace can be found.

Among Pastor Curry’s greatest pleasures is celebrating the joys of family life with his wife, Myrtle, and his children Patti and Sharon, his sons-in-law, Barry and Damian, and his two granddaughters, Paige and Cherish.


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