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Dr. Gary Furr has been a pastor since 1979, and has been pastor of Vestavia Hills Baptist Church since 1993. Dr. Furr has a B.A. in religion from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, an M. Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. and the Ph.D. in religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he graduated in 1986. He is called on often as a speaker in conferences and retreats in the areas of worship and spiritual formation and has written widely, including Ties That Bind: Life Together in the Baptist Vision with Curtis Freeman and The Dialogue of Worship with Milburn Price and, most recently, For Faith and Friendship, published by Insight Press. He has served as an adjunct professor of religion at Samford University in the religion department and the Beeson Divinity School. Gary is an avid musician, playing the guitar and singing with an acoustic band called Shades Mountain Air for over ten years and performing widely in the South at colleges, churches and civic functions. They have produced two CDs and he recently recorded a solo CD of original material and serves as the local chapter coordinator of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.