Who is Cary Summers?
Museum of the Bible
Cary Summers serves as the President of Museum of the Bible, and has been involved since its not-for- profit formation in September of 2010.
Cary is the Founder of The Nehemiah Group (consulting to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations). Cary was also President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment/Silver Dollar City Corporation, prior to Museum of the Bible. Over the last thirty years, he has served in an executive role with Abercrombie and Fitch (when it was a sporting goods company) and Bass Pro Shops. Cary founded Churchill Coffee Company, Adventure Legacy and Legends, and Treasures of the Holy Land. He is the Founder and Emeritus CEO of Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel (first-century village sharing the teachings of and about Jesus in a very difficult part of the world). The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, together with the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel recognized Cary as the recipient of the Eleventh Annual “Night to Honor our Christian Allies” Tourism Award for his steadfast commitment to bringing tourism to the State of Israel and for his endless contribution to the Jewish State. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Mathematic/Physics degree with analytical analysis focus on aerospace engineering.
Cary’s passion is studying and teaching God’s Word. He is recognized international speaker on biblical leadership principles from the book of Nehemiah. He has been a member of the Gideon’s for 40 years. Cary has vast knowledge of Israel, both biblically and the modern state of Israel, having visited there over 100 times. Cary’s hobbies include long- distance bicycling, competitive Senior Olympic cycling, scuba diving, and cooking.
Cary and his wife Jacque reside near Springfield, Missouri, and have been married for 46 years. They have two children and four grandchildren, of whom they are extremely proud.