Pastor Gene Wolfenbarger

Gene Wolfenbarger is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Gathering. He spent his youth roaming the hills and hollers of the Great Smoky Mountains before leaving Tennessee to attend Criswell Bible College in Dallas, TX. After receiving his B.A. in Biblical Studies in 1990, Gene was on the road for a decade as a highly successful itinerant evangelist.

On November 18, 1999, while conducting a meeting in Kansas City, God interrupted Gene’s evangelistic career with a startling new assignment. He was to return to his boyhood home in east Tennessee and start a new church, which God named The Gathering.