UPDATE: I am excited to announce that as of August 1, 2014 I have been asked to work full time for Frank Turek and CrossExamined.org. All of my articles and blog posts will now be posted on our CrossExamined website. Visit us here!
My name is Gil Gatch. A little bit about me: My favorite food is fruit of all kinds. I could eat fruit exclusively for the rest of my life—especially mangoes, figs, kiwis, bananas, pineapple, and pears. Oranges are my least favorite. Also, coffee is an everyday, every meal event for me. I need to cut back.
When people meet me for the first time they often comment on how unusual my name is. On the first day of classes, my high school teachers and college professors would tell me that “the Gil Gatch band” would be a great name for a music group. I always disagreed.
I grew up near Charleston, SC where after graduating high school I enrolled in the Biology Program at College of Charleston. Just before finishing my B. A. in Biology I was recognized for my musical talents and song writing ability. The band I led (not called the Gil Gatch band) began to tour and seek out a recording contract. After a 2 year stint playing music, I was asked to move to Charlotte, NC to plant a church where I became a Worship/Creative Pastor. I served in church ministry for 7 years.
Today, I am proud to be a part of an amazing ministry CrossExamined.org as the Administrative Director. I am also a Philosophy Student at Southern Evangelical Seminary (ses.edu), and I speak regularly on the topics of Atheism, New World Religions & Cults, and Free Masonry. I am married to the beautiful and talented Heather Gatch (lovethelookingglass.com) and we love our German Shepherd, Adler, and our Mini Rex house rabbit, Henry. Follow me on Twitter @gilgatch and Facebook