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David Perry retires

We extend our thanks and congratulations to long-time GCI-USA pastor David Perry and his wife Jonnie. Davd retired last week after 28 years and 8 months of full-time employment with GCI.

Dave, who grew up in Illinois, begin part-time employment with GCI in 1969 while a student at Ambassador College in Big Sandy, TX. Following graduation in 1973, Dave operated his own window cleaning company for several years. Ordained an elder in 1985, Dave was hired by GCI in 1988 to begin working full-time in employed ministry. He started as assistant pastor of the Charleston, SC congregation, then associate pastor in Savannah, GA, then senior pastor in Pasco and Quincy, WA. In 1996 he was transferred to Indianapolis, IN to pastor four congregations. He continued in that pastoral ministry until his recent retirement.

David and his wife Jonnie.

Upon retirement, Dave was replaced as senior pastor of the Indianapolis church by Josh McDonald. Dave will continue as a bi-vocational (volunteer) pastor, serving as the facilitator of GCI’s fellowship groups that meet in Terre Haute, Hope, and Lafayette, IN.

Here is a short video taken during the recent church service in Indianapolis in which Dave and Jonnie were honored for their many years of service to the congregation. This worship service was also the inauguration of the congregation’s new meeting location.

On YouTube at https://youtu.be/Qv7SPEkcbs0.

8 thoughts on “David Perry retires”

  1. Congrats Dave on your retirement. But I doubt if you will ever really retire! Thanks for your African connections too, they will miss you. All the best and God Bless!

  2. Wishing you and Jonnie all the best in your future service as you transition into a new role.

    Still fondly rememember our “old days” in Illinois.

    Every blessing,

  3. David and Jonnie, congratulations on your long dedicated service to God’s missions. All the best as you start another phase of life. Blessings

  4. Hello David,

    Congrats on your retirement!

    I was just in Terre Haute and Marshall and Paris last week. I remember you from way back!


    John Cooper
    Tuscaloosa, AL

  5. Congratulations Dave and Jonnie!

    It has been a real pleasure getting to know you better over the last few years as we worked on international mission projects. May God bless you both, and provide new ways to participate with him in his work.

    All the best,

    Gary and Wendy Moore

  6. Congratulations Dave and Jonnie! Time really passes but wonderful memories live forever.God bless you both in your retirement.

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