Rev. Pinder served Lewinsville Church for 37 years, from 1968 through 2005.
Gary’s tenure included several milestones in mission growth and outreach for the church. As part of an outreach program to the local community, Lewinsville Church opened a 144-unit retirement home for the elderly in 1980 on land immediately adjacent to the church. During the 1980s, he shepherded the membership through a $2.5 million renovation and expansion of the sanctuary and physical plant. In 2003, he was instrumental in starting the “Journey for Discernment,” an effort by the church to redefine its mission.
From Rochester, New York, Gary is a graduate of the College of Wooster and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He and wife Barbara reside in Maine.