John G. Gillespie, CEP, RFC® Certified Estate Planner, Registered Financial Consultant, CEO of Gillespie Investment Strategies LLC and author of “The Power of Seven Personal Financial Disciplines”. Mr. Gillespie has been a personal financial advisor since 1982. He was also founder of Access Financial Group, Inc., Access Charitable Consultants, and Carved In Stone, Inc. Mr. Gillespie received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, in Nashville, TN. Gillespie Investment Strategies is guided by Mr. Gillespie’s experience with Trusts, Estate Planning, Investments, Financial Management, and Charitable Gift Planning. Mr. Gillespie has held series 6,7,24,26,63 registrations, and currently holds his series 65.
Active in industry and community organizations, Mr. Gillespie is a member of the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, and the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. He is a faithful supporter of CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection). He has served on the board of Stand In The Gap Ministries and currently serves on the national board of The Signatry, a Global Christian Foundation.
Mr. Gillespie has a son, Jason, and he and his wife, Celeste, of 44 years have two beautiful daughters, Candace and Lauren. The Gillespie’s are proud grandparents and cherish their time with their grandchildren. Mr. Gillespie is a private pilot flying the firm’s Cirrus SR22Turbo. He confesses to being a bass fishing fanatic.
“John Gillespie has done something quite remarkable – combined humor, deep faith, and solid financial advice…all in one book. You will find wisdom for the basic decisions that we all need to make today in service of tomorrow.” ---Dan Boone, President, Travecca Nazarene University
“As CPA’s in public practice for over 35 years, we often see how the lack of planning and discipline result in poor choices and sad outcomes when dealing with finances. We have known and worked with John for over 10 years in the areas of financial planning and these seven disciplines could greatly enhance your life and help you create the legacy you would hope to leave.” ---Carl and Anna Hamilton, Hamilton & Associates, Inc.