Pastor Gary L. Colter
Gary L. Colter was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He is happily married to his wife, Diane Colter, for 29 years and has two wonderful children, Darius and Danielle Colter. He received his High School Diploma from Christopher Columbus High School and graduated from the Manhattan Bible Institute. Pastor Colter also graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Capella University and is presently attending New York Theological Seminary where he will complete his Masters of Divinity Degree.
Gary served the Lord as a child until he was licensed to preach, in 1985 at the Sharon Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Hubert Reaves, located in the Bronx, NY.
After marrying his lovely wife Diane, Gary moved his membership to the Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church where he served as the Youth Minister under the leadership of Dr. Charles E. Betts in Jamaica, Queens. While there, he also provided ministry service to the Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church as their Youth Minister, under the leadership of Dr. Frank Blackshear.
In 2009, Gary moved with his family to Wappingers Falls, NY where he served as the Youth Pastor at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Edward Hunt. Dr. Hunt’s leadership taught him the importance of education, how to love God’s people, how to manage church business, and how to lead God’s people through a storm.
In 2013, God called Gary L. Colter to the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church of Peekskill, NY where he serves as their Pastor. His mission is to preach until the walls that separate us shatter; to teach how to rebuild the scattered pieces of lives so that we might be complete so that we might build the Kingdom of God
Under Pastor Colter’s leadership, the Mount Lebanon Baptist Church is growing and thriving. Pastor Colter has provided intensive Bible studies, launched a yearly Bible reading challenge developed Sunday school, Children’s Church, New Member Orientation curriculums, and evangelism training. New ministries have formed including Praise Dance Ministry, Mime Ministry, Singles Ministry, Marriage Ministry, Welcome Ministry, and much more. In addition Pastor, Colter is currently leading major renovation projects for the sanctuary, Parking Lot, and much more.
The Lord has blessed Pastor Gary L. Colter with a pastoral gift and his life’s experiences have strengthened him to perform his role to the glory of God. Pastor Colter is a man of honor that is devoted to God’s Word, his family, and Mount Lebanon’s church family.
Mount Lebanon is blessed to have him at the helm !
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Early Rise Worship: 8:00 AM
Morning Worship: 11:00 AM
Sunday School: 9:15 -10:15 AM
Church Prayer Line:
Monday Mornings: 6 AM (Dial 641-715-3272 Access Code 647227#)
Prayer and Praise: Wednesday: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesdays: 7:00 - 8:00PM
Thursdays: 12:00 - 1:00PM
1st Friday: 6:00–7:00AM
Teen Bible Study
2nd & 3rd Friday
Food Pantry Distributions:
Friday: 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
648 Harrison Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
Phone: (914) 737-6354
Fax: (914) 788-0695