Dr. Rhonda L. Gibbs has been in ministry since 1982. Dr. Rhonda’s initials are R.L.G., which also stand for her favorite way of being introduced as one who “really loves God” and being a follower of Christ. Being a follower of Christ is a welcomed challenge for her. Her love for God’s Word lightens the load. She believes that the B-I-B-L-E is a Book that Inspires Believers to Live Empowered. If one stays in Word, then life’s challenges are more easily to handle. “Word Up!”
Dr. Rhonda is the Director of Student Ministries of Destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California. The Student Ministry is called Destiny 21. D21 is a ministry that is helping youth in the 21st Century grow spiritually, academically, and physically. She loves being a living example to the youth generation.
Dr. Rhonda was raised in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. She was a graduated of Hickory High School, where some of her best days were spent playing Varsity basketball as a freshman. She received many awards for her athletic skills. Even today she enjoys taking the day off just to play basketball, tennis, or golf.
Dr. Rhonda also played Varsity Basketball and Varsity Tennis for the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Playing competitive sports helped her understand the importance of education, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.
Dr. Rhonda graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Rhetoric Communication, with a minor in Psychology and Religion from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a graduate of Oral Roberts University, earning two degrees, a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry, with a focus on Bi-Cultural Youth.
Dr. Rhonda has taught from preschool to graduate students in college. One of her greatest achievements was to serve on the National Youth Ministry Team of the Church of God (Anderson, IN). This gave her an opportunity to expand her teaching gifts to youth and youth workers. She has written various youth curriculum, youth workers articles, and her first book of a series entitled, “Things That Make U Go Hmmm… Book #1-Insecurities,” which she self- published in 2004. In 2006, she wrote Book #2- Marriage From a Single Perspective.
Dr. Rhonda is also a self- trained saxophonist. The whole 9/11 tragedy made her so patriotic that she was inspired to play “God Bless America” in all 50 States. She completed her “GBA” tour in July 2007 in New York City at Ground Zero. She uniquely captured her passion and patriotism on her first video production where she played, sang, and rearranged the song to say, “God blessed America, now it’s time we bless God.”
Dr. Rhonda has been a Tennis Teaching Professional since 1982 and she really enjoys teaching tennis to children, youth, and adults. Presently she resides in Pleasanton, California and works for Club Sport Valley Vista in Walnut Creek, California and for Destiny Christian Fellowship in Fremont, California.