Gabe was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Georgia and Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. While attending UGA, Gabe met his wife Allyson and married her in January 2002. He has been blessed with the opportunity to teach, speak, and preach to a wide variety of age groups all across the country. Gabe has led in camp ministry since 1997 in many different capacities. After serving as the Camp Director for Student Life For Kids, Gabe then became a Camp Coordinator for LifeWay’s Crosspoint and Centri-Kid camps. In September 2006, he and Ken Thomas co-founded Connect Ministries, a non-profit ministry existing to help churches meet new people. For more than a decade, he was the Director of WinShape Camps for Communities. Currently, he serves as Vice President of Connect Ministries and Director of Connect Camps. Gabe and Allyson reside in Bishop, Georgia with their three daughters, Neely, Ansley Jane and Audrey.