Pastor Wallace Richard Gay, Jr.

Pastor Wallace Richard Gay, Jr., 62, went home to be with his Lord Friday, April 26, 2019, at Jefferson Health, Bucks County Campus.

Richard was born on April 21, 1957, in Herkimer, New York to Alice Wrisley and Wallace Richard Gay (who preceded him in death).

Pastor Richard Gay was a resident of Yardley, PA since 2000. He was married for 35 years to the love of his life Kimberly Bundy Gay. His children Jonathan, Joshua and Lydia were always his first ministry. He lived life restoring hurting people of our world, whom we all are or have been. God uniquely shaped him to help heal the broken hearted and serve others with love and compassion.

Richard knew that he was called to minister at a young age. The Lord equipped him for his assignment of shepherding His flock at Lancaster Bible College where he earned his undergraduate degree in Bible. He then went on to study at Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity and recently was a student at Cairn University where he was scheduled to graduate with his Master of Science in Counseling this spring. Richard served 40 years in the ministry at churches in Pennsylvania, Texas and New Jersey. For the past 20 years, he served as Senior Pastor of Central: A Christ Centered Church in Ewing, NJ and was known by his church family as a loving shepherd who served and counseled whoever was in need, no matter how difficult the circumstance.

Richard spent his life dedicated to serving the Lord and loving all people. His greatest desire was pointing others to Christ and sharing Christ’s love with everyone he met. He had a heart for people and a passion to see lives changed by the power of God’s Word. He was a man of integrity and someone who lived what he preached. But above all, his first priority was always the love he had for his family; his wife and 3 amazing children. He was an avid Cowboys and Penn State fan. We are all better people for having known him and now Heaven is a much sweeter place.

Richard is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kimberly Bundy Gay; children Jonathan, Joshua, and Lydia; mother Alice Wrisley (Frank); mother-in-law Patricia Bundy; Siblings Denise Friend (Lee), Donna Burks, Daniel Gay (Bonnie), Diana Diprimo (Edward), Darlene Staring (Eric), and Kyle Gay; sister in laws Kathy Vander Wiele (Dean), Mary Keck (Jim), and Arlene Harriger (Paul). He is also survived by a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great-nephews.

Viewing hours will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at Central Church, 2015 Pennington Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08618 with services following at 12:00 p.m.
A private burial will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534.

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Central: A Christ Centered Church to the Greater Fund.

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