Dr. Gary lee, lead pastor

Pastor Gary is a California native who, after three years in the Army, married wife Marilyn. Marilyn is a nurse who enjoys encouraging others. They’ve been married 42 years and have two grown sons. 


Dr. Lee has served in various ministries including over ten years as a Senior Pastor in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Carolina. He has over 20 years in counseling and behavior health management. After bible college at Citadel Baptist College in Sacramento, CA he earned a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, GA and a Ph.D from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN. He enjoys teaching the Bible and spending time on road trips with his wife Marilyn.

Charlie swain and

Joel ainsworth,       Transition elders

Charlie and Joel are pastors of Church at Cane Bay. Together they planted Church at Cane Bay in August of 2011. They also serve  transition Elders for Compass Church. Along with Pastor Gary, Charlie and Joel help lead Compass Church to reach every man and woman within our five to ten mile radius with the Gospel of Jesus.