Rev. Dr. Gary Domiano

Pastor Gary was born and raised in Jackson Heights, NY, playing baseball, running around Garden Bay Manor with his friends, spending summers in Germany, and cheering for the Cincinnati Reds with his dad (he later saw the light and started cheering on his beloved Mets). Although Gary grew up going to church, God was not a big part of his life until his second year of college. Thankfully Jesus broke through Gary’s self-destruction and emptiness and started him on a journey to the cross where Gary found forgiveness, healing and transformation. They are still walking together and God is very much a part of Gary’s life. Gary was ordained in 1994 and has served the First Baptist Church of Flushing since 1990, first as a youth pastor and then as the English pastor.

Gary and his wife Hazel-Ann, a native of Barbados, became friends at Stony Brook University and marriage only deepened that friendship. Now they have five beautiful children that keep them busy: Ian, Ashley, Lindsey, Paul and Chad.

Communicating the Word of God book by book and verse by verse, with a touch of humor and to people of all ages and backgrounds is a passion for Gary. He has earned degrees from Stony Brook University (Mathematics), a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary of the East, and a Doctor of Ministry from New York Theological Seminary with a focus on the practice of contemplative spirituality in the midst of a multi-ethnic, very active urban church. Gary’s favorite book is The Cross of Christ by John Stott.

Gary is interested in: his wife and kids; the Mets, Jets, Giants and most recently, the Cosmos; walking, camping, great movies like Rocky, Glory and The Lord of the Rings; classic rock, and fantasy baseball. You can find Gary on Facebook.