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Dr. Gary L. McIntosh
Dr. Gary L. McIntosh
Professor, consultant, author, and speaker, Dr. McIntosh is President of the Church Growth Network and Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot University School of Theology, Biola University.
  • Over 22 years of consulting experience
  • More then 500 churches diagnosed
  • 55 different denominations served
  • Author of 13 books on church growth & 6 manuals on pastoral ministry
  • Editor, Church Growth Network & Journal of American Church Growth.
  • Pastor, C.E. director for over 15 years
  • Conducted over 300 national seminars
  • Consulted with churches ranging in size from 50 to over 2,000
  • Listed in the "Who's Who" in Church Growth

Dr. Gary L. McIntosh, has over 22 years of experience in the field of church growth consultation, coaching of church leaders, and workshop presentations.  As President of the McIntosh Church Growth Network, Gary has analyzed over 500 churches, representing some 55 denominations throughout the United States, Canada and Southeast Asia.  His articles have appeared in Global Church Growth, New Results, the Win Arn Growth Report, Leadership, Church Growth America, Growing Churches, and numerous denominational publications.

He is editor of the Church Growth Network newsletter and the Journal of the American Society for Church Growth.   He has written or co-authored thirteen books: Finding Them; Keeping Them (1992), The Issachar Factor (1994), Three Generations (1995), The Exodus Principle (1995), Make Room for the Boom or Bust (1997), Creating Community (1997), Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership (1998), One Church, Four Generations (2002) and Biblical Church Grouth (2003).  in addition, he has authored or co-authored three manuals: How To Develop A Pastoral Compensation Plan (1991), How To Start Small Groups (1992) and How To Develop A Policy Manual (1993).

Dr. McIntosh was the 1995 and 1996 President of the American Society of Church Growth, a national society which networks professors, denominational leaders, and pastors interested in church growth.  As a national seminar leader, Gary conducts approximately 20 workshops and seminars yearly on various church growth topics such as outreach, assimilation, long-range planning, church advertising, and worship.

Selected Media Appearances

"Let's Get America Back To God," Concord, California
"You Need To Know," Chicago, Illinois
"Among Friends," Chicago, Illinois

"Round the Country," Atlanta, Georgia
"On the Air," Denver, Colorado
"The Emmett McAuliffe Show," St. Louis, Missouri
"The Bright Side," Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Morning Watch," St. Paul, Minnesota
"Public Affairs," Fresno, California

Gary is professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, teaching courses in the field of Pastoral Theology. Dr. McIntosh received the Faculty Excellence Award from Biola University and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Colorado Christian University.   Listed in "Who's Who in Church Growth," his educational background and experience as a youth pastor, Christian education director and senior pastor give added insight to his writings, seminars and counsel.  Dr. McIntosh is also the recipient of the Donald A. McGavran award.

Dr. McIntosh and his wife Carol reside in Temecula, CA and have two grown children and five grandchildren.

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