The God Cafe, where you can feed your body and allow the love of Jesus to feed your soul! Great Music, Great Eats and a Prayer when in need!
Gary Hagen: Owner of God Cafe
Gary Hagen owner of God Cafe was born in Ft. Belvoir, VA and spent most of his life in California. He relocated to historical Mt. Dora, FL, where he opened the Hollywood Cheese Cake Café. He later changed the name to the House of David Upper Room Café.
Gary is a culinary master having owned eight restaurants. He has served Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, Kim Novak, former Secretary of State Shultz, and many other celebrities. Gary has worked in the restaurant business for 35 years; well know for his famous cheesecakes.
He has served on the staff of Joyce Meyers Ministries. He is affectionately called the “Cheesecake Man,” having made 500 cheesecakes for her staff. Gary worked as a volunteer for Joyce Meyers Dream Center and Genesis Group Men’s Ministry; both programs centered on the needs of inner city individuals and were part of her prison and inner city ministry during the two years he lived in St. Louis, MO. He is a past member of the Culinary Academy of Culinary Professionals and served his country in the Marine Corp.
Gary received a Citizen Service Citation from the St. Louis County Police Department for an act of heroism.