Gabe was born in Hollywood, California and grew up in Los Angeles. Gabe committed his life to Jesus his sophomore year in high school, and also accepted the call to ministry soon after. During his college years Gabe attended and served in ministry training at the Foursquare Church, Eugene Faith Center. In 1995 Gabe and his wife Nicole were sent to Oak Harbor, Washington and were youth pastors at Living Word Fellowship for 5 years. In June of 2000 they were sent back to Springfield, Oregon to continue youth ministry at Springfield Faith Center and to begin the development of planting a church, Westside Faith Center. The church was founded in 2003 and grew to 400 people before serving in the Northwest District until being appointed to the NPD. Gabe has a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.