The Gabbards Personal Biographies
Adrian Gabbard, tenor
Rev. Adrian Gabbard, tenor, has been preaching and singing for several years. As a Pastor and minister he has dealt with many issues of the Church. His singing is a powerful witness of the Holy Ghost. In revival, Adrian joins the Gabbard team in preaching the message of faith and strength through Jesus Christ.
Adrian is married to Christie and they have four wonderful children together; Nathan, Taylor, Morgan, and Chase. Christie teaches Sunday School at the Uptown Church. Adrian and Christie are well on their way to try to raise as many little preachers and singers as Adrian’s parents did.
Part/Role in The Gabbards: Tenor
Best Advice given by your parents: Don’t marry an ugly girl
Biggest Musical Influences: The Hinsons
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23
Favorite Place on Earth: The woods of Northern Kentucky
Favorite Restaurant: Brio Tuscan Grille
Favorite Movie: Indiana Jones
Favorite Singer: Kenny Hinson
Favorite Song: “The Old Rugged Cross”
Funniest “On The Road” Memory: When Robbie Knocked over the CD Player in mid-song! On Holly’s verse and Holly Said, “He knocked it down”
First Job: Grill Technician at Druther’s Family Restaurant
Cathy Gabbard Saunders, lead
Cathy Gabbard Saunders, lead singer, has excelled in singing and preaching under a heavy anointing. Cathy began singing as a young girl but really dedicated herself to singing for the Lord when she was 15. Many have commented on Cathy’s freedom to sing and worship the Lord. Her uncompromising love for the Lord is evidenced when she ministers with authority. Cathy has given vocal lessons to a lot of people and has taught at Dr. Charles Novell’s Christian Music Conference.
Cathy is married to Jamie and they have one son named Royce and one daughter named Andi. Royce was named in honor of Cathy’s father, the late Reverend Roy Gabbard. Jamie is also the Assistant Pastor at the Gabbard Tabernacle. God has blessed their family creatively, several years ago their house was struck by lightning and had major damage. As a result the home was completely remodeled and God made a way to pay off all other debts except the mortgage. God specializes in turning trials into blessings.
Part/Role in The Gabbards: Lead / Soprano
Best Advice given by your parents: Always put God first in your life!
Biggest Musical Influences: The Hemphills , The Hinsons , Dr. Charles Novell
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
Favorite Place on Earth: Butler, KY
Favorite Restaurant: The Montgomery Inn (Boathouse) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Favorite Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes
Favorite Singer: Candy Hemphill Christmas, Kenny Hinson
Favorite Song: “Where the Roses Never Fade”
First Job: Real Estate Clerk
Funniest “On The Road” Memory: Christmas 2005 – We were singing “Joy To the World” doing 4 different verses but I couldn’t remember the words, so I sang the same verse 4 times. Eddie Crook met me as I finished singing and said, “I was ready to leave if you sang that one more time.” I said, “When it’s gone, it’s gone.”
Gary Gabbard, baritone/Manager
Rev. Gary Gabbard, baritone singer and manager, has pastored and preached for over 35 years. Gary shares his miraculous testimony of deliverance from the hand of death in a drowning accident. His amazing experience of losing then regaining life includes a powerful heavenly testimony from the Lord.
Gary is married to Darlene and they have two grown children, Holly and Rob, who are both beginning the fifth generation of Gabbards working for the Lord. Gary and Darlene are very proud to be grandparents of Holly’s daughter Tori and son Preston. Darlene was with Gary and some friends the day he drowned in the lake. She saw first hand when the Lord gave Gary his life back on that Sunday afternoon over 40 years ago. Darlene has seen God’s hand keep their entire family safe for all of these years. Darlene is the Adult Sunday School teacher at the Gabbard Tabernacle.
Part/Role in The Gabbards: Baritone/Manager
Best Advice given by your parents: Always do a good job for the Lord!
Biggest Musical Influences: Rusty Goodman, Russ Taff, Sammy Hall
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Favorite Place on Earth: Church
Favorite Restaurant: Don Pablos Mexican Kitchen
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Singer: Rusty Goodman
Favorite Song: Who Am I
First Job: Stock boy at small grocery store
Rob Gabbard, sound/piano
Rob Gabbard, Gary’s son, has been preaching for several years and he plays piano for the group. Rob first learned to play the bass guitar at the age of 13. A couple years later, he picked out a song on the piano he heard from a TV commercial and within 6 months he taught himself how to play the piano by ear and was playing in church. He can also play several other instruments including, organ, bass guitar, and drums. Rob writes many of The Gabbards songs.
Rob is married to Felicia. Rob is the Assistant Pastor at the Uptown Church, runs the sound for The Gabbards and plays the piano in services and in revivals. He has turned into a jack-of-all-trades for the group since he is also one of the bus drivers. Rob is in the early years of his ministry and we believe he’ll continue to blossom into a great worker and minister for the Lord.
Part/Role in The Gabbards: Piano, Sound Tech., Bus Driver
Favorite Invention: Mach 3 Power Shaver
Favorite Restaurant: Brio Tuscan Grille
Favorite Movie: The Matrix (Original)
Favorite Singer: Marvin Winans
Favorite Song: “I’d Rather Have Jesus”
Funniest “On The Road” Memory: Knocking over CD Player in mid-song!
First Job: Professional Lawn care