Travels from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In 2008, Gary Zimak was working as a project analyst when he felt the call to form Following The Truth, an apostolate dedicated to teaching the truths of the Catholic Faith. Initially performing his work for the Lord on a part time basis, Gary had a life changing experience in 2011 when he consecrated his life to Jesus through Mary. A few months later, he became a FULL TIME Catholic lay evangelist!
Using a combination of radio, writing, social media and live talks, Gary puts his communications skills to work for the Lord and His Church. The author of the acclaimed book “A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible” (from Liguori Publications), Gary is well known as an authority on the art of combating anxiety by establishing a deeper relationship with Christ. His latest book “Listen To Your Blessed Mother” focuses on Mary’s words in Sacred Scripture and is being met with great interest. Gary hosts a daily radio show on BlogTalkRadio and is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live, EWTN ‘s The Son Rise Morning Show and Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo and Relevant Radio’s Morning Air. Additionally, he has been featured on Ave Maria’s “Kresta In The Afternoon”, Sirius Radio’s “Seize The Day” and “The Busted Halo Show” and numerous other Catholic radio shows. He is a member of Catholics United for the Faith, the Knights of Columbus and The Catholic Radio Association. Gary resides in New Jersey (just over the bridge from Philly) with his wife Eileen and twin daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.
Adhering to the principle of the “2 S’s” (Simple and Substantial), Gary Zimak presents the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church in a way that can be understood by the ordinary “person in the pew”! Having been a Catholic who “went through the motions” for most of his life, Gary understands the importance of getting to know Jesus Christ and the teachings of His Church. He can assist you in achieving the peace that can only be found by having a personal relationship with the Lord!
Pray, Hope and Don’t Worry! – Based on the famous quote from St. Padre Pio, this talk will help you to STOP WORRYING and focus on the Lord and His promises. Using passages from Scripture, the writings of the Saints and his book A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, let Gary teach you how to BREAK FREE FROM ANXIETY and experience peace in your life!
From Fear To Faith- “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” (Mk 4:40) Jesus spoke these words to His terrified disciples who woke Him in the midst of a storm at sea. It’s been said many times that faith is the answer to fear. In this talk, Gary will explain to make the journey from FEAR to FAITH. By focusing on the importance of faith and offering techniques which will help to increase our faith, Gary will provide an effective antidote to the anxieties of daily life!
What If Mary Said “No”? - We often assume that Mary had to say “yes” when asked to become the Mother of the Savior. In reality, the Blessed Mother’s assent was a conscious choice on her part. In this talk, discover how Mary was the ultimate disciple and how she can help us all to become better Christians.
Unleashing The Spirit - Do you allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life? Sadly, many Catholics don’t fully comprehend the power of the Holy Spirit and how His gifts can transform our lives. Gary will explain how understanding and channeling the Holy Spirit’s charisms changed him from a lukewarm and cowardly Catholic to someone who is ALIVE in the Spirit! If you’re tired of being discouraged and living in fear, this talk is for you. Learn how to unleash the Holy Spirit in YOUR life and get ready for miracles to happen!
A Biblical Roadmap To The One, True Church - One of the most common accusations hurled at Catholics is that our Church is “not biblical”. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Using 10 Bible passages and a “connect the dots” approach, learn how to prove that there is one truth and that the Catholic Church contains the fullness of that truth!