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I lost a dear friend and partner this last month. We had 30+ years of serving, mentoring, and teaching together, whether under the same roof or…

It is with great sadness that we share with you that this morning, ITMI staff member, Gary Howell, went home to be with Jesus.

These events in Israel’s history brought freedom and dependence on Jehovah. They serve as the great foreshadowing of the Lamb that would surrender Himself to be slain for the remission of sins and freedom to all who believe. For years, my wife and I have had our own little ritual. …

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Dear Team: I Lost a Dear Friend Last Month

I lost a dear friend and partner this last month. We had 30+ years of serving, mentoring, and teaching together, whether under the same roof or…

Gary Howell

ITMI’s Gary Howell Has Gone to Be With the Lord

It is with great sadness that we share with you that this morning, ITMI staff member, Gary Howell, went home to be with Jesus.

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Passover: The History of Easter

These events in Israel’s history brought freedom and dependence on Jehovah. They serve as the great foreshadowing of the Lamb that would surrender Himself to be slain for the remission of sins and freedom to all who believe. For years, my wife and I have had our own little ritual. …

THE CONTEXT

Gary had a passion to restore, equip and train Christian workers and leaders to effectively minister in a way that protects their hearts while still opening them to those they serve, as Jesus models for us.

His goal was to use his experience as a pastor and counselor to help God's people heal from whatever trauma and pain living in a sinful world has brought them so they could serve Jesus most effectively.

 

RESOURCES FROM GARY

the names and attributes of God

Enjoy six lessons from the names and attributes of God by the late counselor and pastor, Gary Howell. You’ll explore the names of God Jehova-Jireh: The Lord Will Provide, El-‘Olam: Everlasting God, and Jehova-Shalom: The Lord is our Peace, while learning from the lives of Abraham and Gideon. Gary’s perspective as a counselor sheds fresh […]

Lessons from Exodus

Enjoy five lessons from Exodus by ITMI resident counselor and pastor, Gary Howell. You’ll explore topics such as Passover: The History of Easter, A God Passionate for Us, and Embracing Gratitude as pastor and counselor Gary Howell guides you through the story of God’s people. Gary’s perspective as a counselor sheds fresh insight on familiar passages […]

A Little White Casket

by Gary Howell

A Little White Casket

by Gary Howell

A Little White Casket

When we acknowledge that we have been affected in many ways by painful experiences, we then must become intentional about seeking hope and healing. This book will share some possibilities for implementing your own hope and healing strategies, as well as supply some tools to take control of how you think and respond to future grief, pain, and loss.

HISTORY

Gary and his wife, Candy, lost two young daughters to a condition that ended up taking both their lives before they were 3 years old. 

Years later, these painful experiences have shaped Gary’s compassionate heart and his drive to help the hurting.

“When you bury two daughters, you know what it’s like to hurt. When I see people hurt, I can’t stand it. I’m obsessive about getting them out of pain. If I hear of a marriage breaking up, I won’t be able to sleep,” Gary says. 

“God is the ‘Wonderful Counselor,’” Gary says, “He is honing me to understand that counseling is what I have to offer. Counseling is restoration. I love that part.”

Gary served as a college pastor, a pastor of student ministries, and a teaching pastor before becoming a counseling pastor.

In September of 2023, Gary went to be with the Lord. Gary is survived by his wife and grown children and several grandchildren.