Dr. Gary V. Whetstone is the senior pastor and founder of Victory Christian Fellowship in New Castle, Delaware, and founder of Gary Whetstone Worldwide Ministries (GWWM). Additionally, Pastor Gary has started a branch church in Dover, Delaware. He holds an earned doctorate in Religious Education.
Since personally experiencing the miraculous deliverance and healing of God from drug addiction and mental illness in 1971, Dr. Whetstone has devoted his life to helping others experience freedom in every area of life through the Word of God. Today, he frequently ministers around the world in churches, seminars, and evangelistic crusades. Gifted in teaching, Dr. Whetstone provides practical biblical instruction wherever he ministers and has seen God work powerful signs, wonders, and miracles. Hundreds of thousands have become born-again, Spirit-filled, healed, and set free.
Because of their great burden to minister to the local community, Pastor Gary Whetstone and his churches have launched life-changing outreaches in several areas, including HIV/AIDS; substance-and-alcohol abuse; prison outreaches; food-and-clothing programs; and large evangelistic campaigns, such as the dramatic production "Jesus Light of the World," which draws thousands of people annually.
Dr. Whetstone's passion is to see the Word of God cover the world as the seas cover the earth. This vision is being accomplished through many ministry outreaches. These include: sending mission and evangelistic teams around the globe; radio and television broadcasting; ministry through the Internet; Prayer Command Centers; and the GWWM School of Biblical Studies. An extensive audio- and video-training program, this school equips Christians to experience God's presence and to understand the Bible. This training program has been established in hundreds of churches in North and South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In addition to local-church and international branch locations, the School of Biblical Studies is available to individuals by extension in their homes through audio CDs, DVDs, MP3s, and VCDs for international use only. Currently, this biblical-study program is in English but will be available in Spanish and other languages in the future.
Pastor Gary has appeared on many national and international radio and television programs and has authored key books. Among these are The Victorious Walk, How to Identify and Remove Curses!, Make Fear Bow, Millionaire Mentality, Your Liberty in Christ, It Only Takes One, and his personal testimony of miraculous deliverance and healing in Conquering Your Unseen Enemies. His numerous study guides are testaments to his gifting in practical biblical teaching and are available for use with his many video- and audio-teaching series. Several of these English materials are available (or will be in the future) in Spanish, French, and other languages. God has also gifted Dr. Whetstone with an incredible business sense, enabling him to publish a series of teachings including Purchasing and Negotiations, Success in Business, and Millionaire Mentality, which have aired on his radio and television programs, Lifes Answers.
Dr. Whetstone and Faye, his wife of more than 30 years, have a particularly dynamic testimony because of their restored marriage, which achieved national attention and was the cover story of Charisma magazine. Gary and Faye now conduct annual Marriage Advance seminars for couples looking to enrich their relationships. The Whetstone’s two children and their spouses, Feb and Laurie Idahosa of Benin City, Nigeria, and, Eric and Rebecca Whetstone of New Castle, Delaware serve in full-time ministry. The Lord has also blessed Pastors Gary and Faye with six wonderful grandchildren: Isaiah and Carmine Whetstone, Benson Victor Osarhumen Idahosa III affectionately called “Big Ben” who is now in heaven with Jesus and Faith Emmanuel Benson Idahosa IV - "Baby Feb" who was born on July 9, 2008, Nathaniel Victor Benson Idahosa V, born November 14, 2011, and their latest, Judah Victor Benson Idahosa VI, born January 2, 2013.