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Leroy Gainey

Leroy Gainey

JM Frost Professor of Educational Leadershipoffice: 510-449-0632

Dr. Leroy Gainey began teaching at Gateway Seminary in 1987. He currently holds the JM Frost Chair for Educational Leadership.

Prior to coming to Gateway, Gainey was senior pastor at Central Baptist Church, Syracuse, New York, and a church planter in New Jersey.

For 26  years, he served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Vacaville, California. 

He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Shana, Tamura, LaRae, Leroy, Jr.; Michael Lomax, son-in-law; two grandsons: Michael LeRoy Lomax and Martin Joseph Lomax; and one granddaughter Jasmine Thomas-Gainey.

Degrees & Accolades

Ph.D. Syracuse University
M.Div. Morehouse School of Religion
B.A. Clark-Atlanta University