A little about me ... 

My name is Gary Byrd, you may know me as "Yoda" from the Patriots Soapbox where I host a daily program called "2Hours with Gary" from 10am - 12pm (central time).

I first became interested in US politics during Reagans first term and the revival of patriotism that the 1980's enjoyed. As I grew older my primary passion was serving the Lord through preaching and teaching the Word of God. 

After having graduated Bible College I moved to Virginia where I served as a Youth Pastor and Christian School administrator. I would perform the same duties at another, slightly larger ministry in North Carolina.

In 1995 I felt the Lord dealing with me about serving as sr. pastor at a little country church in eastern, North Carolina and then later in Louisiana.

In 2019, I felt that God was moving me from the type of ministry I was currently serving (pastorate) into a different kind of ministry ... the ministry of sharing news, scripture, prayer, and such with people using Youtube ... I know, it sounds like something I would have criticised ten years ago, but here I am.

Recently, Laura (SoCo) invited me to help with the launch of the 5x5 Network both as an on-air host and in building the website. I count it as a honor and priviledge to lend my talent and efforts to such a wonderful person and friend.