Gary Stripling is a conference speaker, associate pastor, minister of music & worship leader, business administrator, road manager, consultant, office manager, corporate development administrator and founder / CEO of The Management Agency .
TMA’s specialized understanding of the music industry coupled with formal training in church business and ministry administration provides us with the ability to help others see the Kingdom of God come in power on the earth through their own music ministries!
Gary founded The Management Agency (TMA) in 2005 as a direct response to ministries and Christian artists’ need for professional management and development services at a reasonable price provided by someone with experience specifically related to their fields.
He has served as personal manager for Paul Wilbur (Integrity Music), Lynn DeShazo (Integrity Music), Bob Fitts (Maranatha & Integrity Music), Michael Gungor (co-wrote Dove nominated “Friend of God”), Meredith Andrews (now with Word Music), and many other independent artists nation-wide.
As a conference speaker, Gary utilizes his years of experience in the church and business worlds to help others develop a mature understanding of their calling. Gary regularly consults with touring artists and bands providing career counseling and developing customized management plans that are strategically implemented to help take their ministries to new levels. He also works with individual churches and ministries in setting up their offices, administrative systems, and team & leadership development.
His specialized understanding of the music ministry coupled with formal training in church business and ministry administration provides him with the ability to help others see the Kingdom of God come in power on the earth through their own ministries!
Gary and Laura, his wife of 32 years, live in Jacksonville, FL with their son Elliott. Their daughter, Emily, lives in New York City where she is a special events manager & wedding planner. They attend Celebration Church in Jacksonville.
The Management Agency
Since 2005 The Management Agency (TMA) has been providing artists, bands, actors, dancers and others in faith-based performing arts professions the opportunity to excel at their craft so they can share their faith through their art forms. We are a “full-service, one-stop” development, production, and management agency committed to providing quality, affordable development, management and administrative support for both established clients seeking to take their careers to new levels and those just getting started in faith-based arts. The primary goal of The Management Agency is to help believers fulfill their calling to serve God through their gifts in the arts. In short, our goal is to facilitate ministry.
Laura Stripling is TMA’s Executive Vice-President, responsible for radio promotions and our Global Outreach Initiatives. She interfaces with radio stations and artists when new singles are released by TMA clients. Laura also assists in the design of promotions and marketing materials for TMA and its clients. She holds a degree in speech/public relations from Georgia Southern University and has extensive experience as a marketing editor, customer service & sales, and research in the interior design world. Her keen eye for design and color, as well as her amazing memory, helps keep Gary’s design aesthetic in check. You can reach Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elliott Stripling is our TMA Photographer responsible for photo shoots at our concerts and special events. He is a student at Florida State College Jacksonville studying photography. He has a great eye for color and design and can be found at car shows and other random locations, camera in hand, capturing the moment in vivid detail with his Nikon. Elliott is also a musician (drums). Contact Elliott email@example.com.