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Senior Pastor

Gary Lee Webber

Gary has served as senior pastor of Aspire Church San Marco since 2008. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Gary grew up in Jacksonville, graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, and earned a degree in Music Education from Jacksonville University. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Sheri, in 1993, they lost count of God’s many blessings and even found time to raise four amazing children. Answering the call into vocational ministry at the age of 16, Gary first served as a Southside Baptist Church intern and as part-time worship and youth director in a church plant in Ponte Vedra. He then pursued a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages at Southwestern Seminary, followed by earning a Doctorate of Ministry from Beeson Divinity School in 2015. He has also had the honor of serving as an associate pastor at Milford Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, and Rivertree Church in Huntsville, Alabama. 

In his spare time, Gary reads presidential biographies (and anything else he gets his hands on), enjoys music, and is a regular theater-goer. You may catch him occasionally on community stages. His credits include To Kill a Mockingbird, Les Miserables, and The Sound of Music. And his local directing debut was the Jacksonville premiere of Shadowlands, the story of C.S. Lewis’ married life. Gary and Sheri are avid arts supporters and also share a passion for writing. Their first book, The Music of Christmas, is a devotional commentary for Advent.

Aspire Staff


Jon Troiano

Creative Arts Director

Hallie Pecnik

Creative Arts Assistant


Margaret Furnas

Preschool Ministry Director

Jim Harrelson

Community Life Director 

Kate Kauble 

Children’s Ministry Director


Susan Russo

Missions and Mobilization Director 


Ethan Chene

Communications Director

Cindy Graves

Pastoral Administrative Assistant 

Vickie Harrelson 

Financial Administrative Assistant 

Darren Sides 

Executive Pastor 

Bailey Skinner 

Facilities Director 

David Cook 

Sports and Education Director 

Abby Webber

Arts Academy Director