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Dr. Gary Jarnagin

Financial Development, Associate Professor of Christians Studies


Financial Development | School of Theology and Missions | Speaker's Bureau

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(706)865-2134, ext. 3800

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  • Doctor of Ministry-Luther Rice College and Seminary, 2016
  • Master of Divinity-Luther Rice College and Seminary, 2008
  • Master of Arts in Religion-Liberty University and Seminary, 2002
  • Bachelor Music Education-Grace College and Seminary, 1983
  • Ministry Administration
  • Leadership
  • Religion
  • Leadership
  • Presidential Achievement Award Recipient, Truett McConnell University, May 2017
  • Suma Cum Laude – Doctor of Ministry, Luther Rice Seminary, May 2016
  • Leadership
  • Church administration
  • Financial development
  • Pulpit supply
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Gary Jarnagin completed his Doctor of Ministry at Luther Rice College and Seminary in February, 2016 and an M.Div. in May, 2008. Gary received his M.A.R. from Liberty University in 2002, and a B.M.E. from Grace College in 1983. Gary retired from a 30-year career with American Airlines in 2008, and entered into full-time vocational ministry at Salem Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia from 2008 to 2013. He is presently serving as Director of Financial Development for TMU. Gary and his wife Darlene live in Cleveland, GA, where they attend Helen First Baptist Church, Helen, GA. Their daughter Bailey, graduated from TMU in May 2016, received her M.A. in English from Liberty University in May 2018, and is currently a teacher and head cheerleading coach at Lanier Christian Academy in Flowery Branch, GA. Bailey is also pursuing her D.Ed. in Christian Leadership from Liberty University.