Gwen was born and raised in Muskogee and has lived here most of her life. She and Bob were married here at First Baptist Church in 1971 while still attending Northeastern State University. They moved to Virginia and Arkansas with the family business for 10 years before moving back home so their children could be near family. They have two grown children and four grandchildren who they are able to see regularly.
After working with Bob over the years in their business and leading and volunteering here at church, Gwen was asked to come on staff in 2008 temporarily and part time. After much prayer, she agreed. It has been a calling she never would have dreamed of before, but has been a blessing over the years. She received her certification in Church Business Administration from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary/The Church Network and Certification in Women’s Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.