Gary and his wife, Johni, moved into Nashville 20 years ago with a heart for those without Christ and the desire to be engaged in the movement of God in Urban Nashville. Today, they live in downtown Nashville. They have two daughters McKenna (23) and Story (19). They love the Urban community and have enjoyed getting to know the stories behind the owners and customers of local coffee shops, restaurants, and small business in which they interact with on a regular basis.
Gary serves as the Pastor of Urban Mission with Nashville First Baptist and is the Fellowship on Broadway teaching pastor. (A Worship gathering with Nashville First.) Gary also works with Apartment Life, a faith based non-profit and is a speaker and coach. You can connect with Gary here: www.livethestory.com or www.instagram.com/gary_morgan/
It might not sound like it, but the Atlanta based worship band “The Museum” is actually named after a revolution. During a 2008 musical mission trip to Romania, drummer Josh Kirk found himself at a ceremony commemorating the end of Communism in that country twenty years earlier. “There was a small, humble museum near the square that told the story,” he recalls. “Turns out it was a group of Christians that actually brought about that political and social revolution.” Twenty years later the political changes were celebrated but the spiritual center of the revolution had been mostly forgotten. There was little evidence of Christian influence in the culture. “That little museum remained though, offering a glimpse into the kind of faith that can turn a nation upside down.” Shortly thereafter, singer and songwriter Ben Richter formed the band that would explore the big themes of their lives – faith, justice and worship – with an eye toward waking the church to the incendiary role it should be playing in the world. “We were, and are, all worship leaders,” Richter explains, “and we have a passion for the local church. But as much as we love to sing together on Sunday morning, we felt a calling to bring songs that would challenge the Church to live out lives of worship all week long.”