Gary Bower

Gary Bower is an award-winning author, speaker, and ordained minister. His many years of experience pastoring small children, tweens, teens, and adults have helped him develop a rare ability to touch hearts of a wide age range simultaneously. He is author of over 20 books, including Perfect Christmas.

His books have received high praise from Gary Smalley, Randy Alcorn, Chuck Bentley of Crown Financial Ministries, and the Duggar family. Gary speaks all over the Eastern United States at homeschool conventions, churches, and MOPS groups. He loves to read to his children and grandchildren.

Gary’s wife, Jan, is a book illustrator and has won many awards for her oil paintings at prominent art fairs in the Midwest, and she has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits. Jan is a much-loved instructor, teaching many how to draw and paint with skill, realism, and emotion. When not at her easel, Jan is likely to be found in her large garden. Gary and Jan Bower have 12 children and 16 grandchildren and live in Traverse City, Michigan.

Most recent project: The Faith That God Built Series (Tyndale House)

Website: BowerFamilyBooks.com