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Gay Idle

I'm a woman whose passion is to have her heart captivated by the grace and love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus.

Gay has been speaking and writing for years all over the country in various churches and ministries alongside her husband, Pastor Rod. Her gift for in-depth Bible teaching and God-given scriptural insight makes us all a little smarter and wiser as she shares at our conferences and retreats each year along with writing on the blog every so often. She joined with her daughter, Lyndsay, to form The Pretty & Wise Collective in early 2020. She is a living testimony that you don't have to be in your early years for God to begin a new thing, new ministry, or new movement in your life! God will use a yielded heart and "yes" every time! 

A Little About Me...

I am a southern woman who has expanded my horizons as I have lived and traveled all over the U.S. and beyond. I am married to my college sweetheart who, like David in the Bible, is a man after God’s own heart. After being in ministry as well as the corporate world throughout all of our years of marriage (since 1983), we moved out west to Nevada in January of 2009 to begin a new adventure…church planting. Journey Community Church was born...later to be shortened to Journey Church. 

It has been quite a Journey...pun intended. ;-)  The church grew and flourished under God's guidance and the power of the Holy Spirit. We have seen oppression begin to lift in a city that was indeed under deep spiritual oppression. 

In planting Journey, God allowed us to partner with other churches in the area to grow His Kingdom, coming together to crash the gates of hell and see healing and new life as Christ was introduced to many who so desperately needed His love, grace, forgiveness, and restoration.

In 2016, God began to move on our hearts again as He called us to our present ministry in Virginia. A church re-plant of sorts. I feel as if I have come home. This part of Virginia is so much like my home state of Georgia. I'm looking forward to all that God has in store for us here.

I am a woman who wears many hats: pastor’s wife, mom, mom-in-law, Gigi, sister, aunt, adorable pet owner, coffee table counselor, writer, speaker, church planter, photographer, Vocal Music Instructor and Coach, Women's Ministry Leader, teacher...and has a secret desire to own a Coffee Shop/Bookstore complete with its own resident cat.

Most of all... 
I am a  woman whose passion it is to have a heart captivated by the grace and love of her Lord and Savior, Jesus.

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