Gaylon began working at Fortress in May of 2018 as the After School Coordinator. He oversees both our After School and Summer Programs for our students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Like many of those on staff, he views his position more of a ministry than a job.

The nonprofit world is not new to Gaylon. He has worked over 7 years with the Boys & Girls Club and YMCA combined. With the Boys & Girls Club he was a Program Coordinator, Program Manager, Power Hour Trainer for Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas and worked day camps and implemented short-term programs for girls and boys with the Y and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas very similar to Fortress. Gaylon attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he studied Biblical Studies, Biblical Languages and Pastoral Studies.

Gaylon has been married to the love of his life and best friend, Kiara, for over 6 years. Kiara works for Marriot. They have 1 daughter, Keylen who attends Fortress and 1 son, Isaac, who is deceased. They are very active at Word City Church, a church plant in Fort Worth, where Gaylon serves as the Pastor. They are very excited about this new season in their life and how God will continue to use them.