About Gayle D. Erwin

Gayle Erwin Portrait

Gayle Erwin’s ministry spanned the globe playing, as he puts it, "the one string on my guitar." That "one string" is the Nature of Jesus, a message developed over a lifetime of study and experience – a simple message of servant lifestyle for this complex age. Gayle's varied background fueled a wealth of parables and anecdotes and gives handles to the experiences of the Bible.

He is known as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, a writer and editor, a talker and listener. He created five magazines, served six years as a college teacher and twenty years as a pastor. In his 45 years as the director of a ministry called Servant Quarters, he spent his time speaking at conferences and retreats and writing. His humorous style delights audiences of all ages wherever he goes.

Gayle's first book, The Jesus Style, sold more than 500,000 copies and has been translated into 35 languages. Many churches and missions groups and schools have made it required reading for leaders and students. His second book, The Father Style, examines the nature of God the Father through the eyes of Jesus. The third book, The Spirit Style, proposes a unique and healing view of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the teaching of Jesus. The Body Style completes the “Style” series and views The Church as described by Jesus. He wrote Handbook for Servants to assist the servant-hearted with the struggles they face. That Reminds Me of a Story is a wildly popular compilation of 40 true stories from his life. He followed that story book with another entitled That Reminds Me of Another Story with 50 more true stories from his life and observation. His newest book, Not Many Mighty, proves that God rarely uses the elite, preferring those Gayle identifies with and calls "Jerks." The book is highly encouraging.

The simple message of Jesus and the servant lifestyle as played on Gayle’s "one string guitar" is available now in various forms on this website.