Kim and Gary
Gary and Kim Boyce Koreiba have been married for 24 years and have two sons, Gary II, 20, and Alexander, 16. Family has always been a major influence in Gary and Kim’s lives.
Gary comes from a large Italian family in Michigan. His father owned a Christian bookstore, so Gary was exposed to Christian music through the store at an early age. Kim’s dad was the general manager of a gospel radio station, so she also had the opportunity to be raised around music. Gary and Kim both grew up singing with their families, and they both wanted to be involved in Christian music.
Gary left home at 18 to join a Christian band. A few years later, he moved to Nashville, TN and got the highly coveted job of singing background vocals for Christian music legend, Russ Taff.
Kim went to college, became Miss Florida 1983-84, placed in the Top Ten at the Miss America Pageant, and then moved to Nashville. Within a year, she had a record deal and went on to have a highly successful career in Contemporary Christian Music.
It was in Nashville that Gary and Kim met. Three years later, they were married. They continued to record and travel for the next decade. When their boys were 6 and 3 years old, Gary and Kim decided that they did not want to raise their boys on a tour bus. They wanted them to have a more normal upbringing. When the opportunity arose for Gary to sing with a popular Branson group, the Koreiba’s made the decision to leave CCM and relocate in Branson.
For 13 seasons, Gary was the group’s driving vocal force. For 10 seasons, Kim was the featured female performer at the same theater.
Gary and Kim believe that God has directed their paths. “The move to Branson is something we had ever thought about…we had never even been to Branson. But when the door was opened for me to sing with Pierce Arrow, Kim and I both knew that God was leading us,” Gary said. “Being here has allowed us to continue to sing, and in a much different way, we continue to minister.
“We are now looking forward to the next chapter of ministry,” Kim said. “We are excited to see what God has in store for our family and our ministry!”