Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Update on missing man: Gary Vance

Via MyFox Birmingham - Police Say Missing Minister Could be in Vegas
Kimberly Police announced that evangelist Gary Vance apparently bought a bus ticket and left for Las Vegas.

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He apparently took the taxi to the Greyhound Bus Station where he bought a ticket to Las Vegas under an assumed name.
Police say no foul play was involved.
No charges are pending at this time.
Kimberly Police have notified Las Vegas Police that Vance may be in the area.
Early this morning I was given similar information by my mother, but told not a distribute the info until it was announced at a news conference. The interesting thing is that this information does not completely comport with the information as it was given to me. First of all, the destination of the bus he was said to have boarded was different that that listed in the news article. Also, the story as it was told to me indicated that he was very disoriented at the bus station and that the police believe him to be in an impaired mental state. The FOX article makes it sound like he just skipped town and I still do not believe that to be the case. That he left of his own free will, maybe, but if so I believe he was confused and/or disoriented.

Also, I am not willing to take what this news source says at total face value simply because they have not gotten their facts straight prior to this point either. In earlier reports they listed him as living in Fayette County when he actually lives in Jefferson County and they said he was the former pastor at Mount Olive Assembly of God and I am told by my mother that that is not accurate either.

UPDATE: The video associated with the story is actually a little more accurate and more telling then the article. I couldn't watch the video at first and had to view it on a different computer.

19 comments:

DaNella said...

Hey this is just a concerned fellow chirstian, I wondered if you had heard any more about Gary.
You are in our prayers.

Jan said...

There hasn't been any new information since the police closed the case. Thank you for your prayers.

DaNella Auten said...

Hey this is DaNella again, have yall heard any more on Gary? I still pray for him.

Jan said...

We did find out that his bus ticket made it all the way to Las Vegas, but we haven't heard anything more than that.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

DaNella Auten said...

Hey Jan, this is DaNella again. Have you found anything out about Gary? I still pray for him, when I think of him. You family is still in my prayers too.

DaNella

Jan said...

Thank you for your prayers. Unfortunately there has been no new information on Uncle Gary.

Anonymous said...

I hear that letters of bankrupcy have been sent to some of the people he swindled money from. Letter from a lawyer in NV so apparently that's where Gary is now.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Swindled is a strong word. I believe Gary had good intentions. What I believe doesn't really matter. The Bible says God knows our hearts.

Jan said...

Thank you for the information. If you come across any more information or have anything more specific, please pass it on.

DaNella Auten said...

Hey Jan,
This is DaNella again, any new news on Gary? Any clues? I'm still praying.
DaNella

Jan said...

Yes, there is some new news. Gary has been in contact with Carolyn and is trying to get his financial situation straightened out. I've been told that he is filing for bankruptcy. Unfortunately, Carolyn isn't telling us very much at the moment.

Su-z said...

Jan, do you have an email address I could contact you privately concerning Gary? I worked with him for almost a year and a half.

Jan said...

Su-z, you can email me at jcooper52371@gmail.com I'd be happy to hear from you.

DaNella Auten said...

Heard anything more on Gary? I thought about him today, he was always our favorite ump at camp, he would go down on one knee and yell "Striiiiiiiiiiikkkkkkkkeeee one!" loved it.

Jan said...

Yes, we have heard from Gary and he is back home now. He and Carolyn are living in Madison, Alabama.

DeeNara said...

Mr Vance was always nice to us. He has been our prayers!
We are so happy that he is back home where he belongs.
DeeNara

Anonymous said...

Well I don't understand why the article/blogger said she did not believe what was posted, after all it IS fox news..... how COULD you doubt them????

Fox reports the facts and let's YOU decide, remember?

Anonymous said...

so the guy had numerous monetary problems and instead of
facing it like a man, he ran away from home and left his poor
wife and family to worry
about it and she lose her
home and everything else
and then when it all blows
over, he just comes waltzing
back to their waiting arms????
Wow, what a leader....

Jan said...

Yep, it was a cowardly thing to do, no doubt.