Gary was outstanding as a soloist for three years in New Mexico and was preparing himself to preach and sing the gospel by attending Wayland Baptist University. Then he was critically injured in an automobile accident and died. He spent twenty minutes in heaven and was commissioned by Jesus to make Him real to people wherever he went. Gary has appeared on radio and television programs around the country and has done evangelistic work in Croatia, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Haiti, Venezeula, Singapore, Russia and the Philippines. He has started and pastored churches in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Ohio, and worked with the Navajo Indians.
A Miraculous Life of Healing and BlessingOn December 23, 1966, eighteen-year-old Gary Wood was driving with his younger sister Sue along a dark street in their hometown. They were heading home, singing Christmas songs, when Sue spotted an illegally parked tow truck sticking into their lane of traffic. Her scream pierced the night only a moment before the car crashed headlong into the obstruction. Join Dr. Wood as he recaps his miraculous experience of twenty minutes spent in A Place Called Heaven. Just before he returned to earth, Gary was commissioned by Jesus to make Him real to people, wherever he went. In the time since, he has overcome medical mysteries and the threats of unfriendly bikers, all while thanking God for his inspired life.
Gary has been called by God to take His message of healing, hope, and salvation, to the world, including the countries of Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Russia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Venezuela. He also ministers to Navajo Indians on a reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico. He has seen God heal people of cancer, blindness, arthritis, and various other sicknesses and diseases. Gary has recorded an album and has been a guest on numerous television programs, including Daystar, TBN, Sid Roth's It's Supernatural, and Billye Brim Ministries. Gary Wood lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with his wife, Deena. His daughter, Angel, travels and ministers with him, and his son, David, along with his wife, Shelley, have blessed him with a grandson.