Dr. Gushee has been married to his precious wife Jeanie for 28 years. They have three children: Holly, David, and Marie. David and Jeanie met in college at William and Mary and married after graduating. Their first date was a William and Mary Hall double feature on March 19, 1982, and they continue to go on a date every weekend, with a serious weakness for French restaurants and bookstores. Dr. Gushee spends time with his son David playing tennis and going to Braves games, and with Marie his most recent adventure was an awesome trip to South Africa. His oldest daughter Holly is married to Jonathan and teaches ESL in Greensboro, NC.
Dr. Gushee enjoys following Atlanta Braves baseball and playing all kinds of sports, especially tennis and basketball. He also likes quoting movie lines from classics like "Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day"and "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." The Gushees enjoy international travel, often associated with Dr. Gushee's work. Recently they have traveled to England, South Africa, Israel, Germany, Colombia, and Romania.