Pastor Gary Ragsdale was raised in the Assemblies of God Church. He was born again and Spirit-filled at an early age. His ministry experience began in Ventura, California where he was an associate pastor. There, the Ragsdale family started Ventura County Teen Challenge. Ordained under the covering of Wilford Reidt (son in law to John G. Lake), the Ragsdales moved to Washington and started Word of Truth Christian Center. While they originally began as a home bible study, today the congregation meets at their Hoyt Avenue location in Everett. Gary is a pastor with a shepherd’s heart, and has love for the sheep that God has placed in his pasture. He exemplifies the love of God and ministers with that anointing. At Word of Truth Christian Center, the Bible is taught with emphasis on everyday, practical truth for successful daily living.