Pastor David E. Gay, Jr., was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and attended Druid High School, where he graduated in 1974. He went on to attend the University of Alabama, where he received both a Bachelors's and a Master’s degree in Social Work in 1982. Pastor Gay has also received a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Christian Life School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia. His education extends further as a graduate of The William Shaw Master’s Teacher Series (National Baptist USA). He has also attended Sanford University Extension Program (Ministerial Division) and is currently attending the New Orleans Theological Seminary Extension Program pursuing his Masters of Divinity. includes what they do, how long they’ve been at it, and what got them to where they are.
A lifetime member of the Beulah Baptist Church, Pastor Gay has served as Chairman of the Deacon’s board for over 15 years. Pastor Gay is a family man who has been married for nearly 34 years to Mrs. Flora Bonner Gay. Within this union with the first lady, they were blessed with two children: one son, David Gay III, a daughter, Whitney Gay, and a grandson, David Gay IV. Pastor Gay’s hobbies include walking and gardening. He is a certified Master Gardner and enjoys sowing and reaping. He is a Retired CEO from the Department of Mental Health and also a retired Major from the Alabama National Guard.
Reverend Gay was installed as pastor of Beulah Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa, AL, in May of 2013. Since then, the church has experienced unprecedented growth. Pastor Gay’s love for people is evident in the many ministries implemented since his inception as pastor.
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