On October 25, 1973, Bishop Gary Livingston, Sis. Brenda Livingston and their son, Greg, established First Apostolic Church of Rome near Mount Alto in Rome, Georgia.  In 1978, the church purchased property and built the sanctuary at 3213 Cave Spring Road.  The Family Life Center was added in 2003.  In 2017, after 43 years as senior pastor, Bro. Livingston transitioned to the role of Bishop.

Bishop Gary Livingston
In addition to the church ministry, Bro. Livingston served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.  He then worked a career in the finance industry and insurance business, winning the award as top regional sales agent over multiple years.  He retired from the insurance business in 2005. 

Sis. Brenda Livingston
In addition to serving as Pastor's Wife, Sis. Livingston worked full-time in the banking industry.  After attending school in Atlanta, she worked 44 years in various positions. She served her final 10 years as Vice-President and Branch Manager of First National Bank of Polk County.

Through a bi-vocational ministry model, the Livingstons fostered successful church growth, bringing numerous people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.