UnCommon Gospel August 2014 - Page 39

@RonMGibson1 Born and raised in South Central L.A. and Compton, Bishop Ron M. Gibson seemed to be the least likely to end up a preacher. Although he was raised by a Christian mother in the Church, Ron succumbed to the pressure of the streets and became a Compton Crip by the age of sixteen. This led to a life of crime and drug addiction, until Christ changed his life. He started Life Church Of God In Christ with nine members, which has now grown to a congregation of approximately 4,000 members. In 2011 he was appointed by the General Board of the Church Of God In Christ as the Bishop of the Dominican Republic Jurisdiction. Through it all he’s accumulated much, but the one thing that he and his devoted wife, Lady LaVette, have not experienced is the joy of having children. Bishop Gibson finds fulfillment by passionately leading people into the same deliverance that he experienced through the Gospel. With nothing but his faith to protect him, he takes his ministry to the streets of the most dangerous neighborhoods in South L.A. in hopes of saving more of his fellow brothers and sisters, including his own sister Shaun. With their strong commitment to the word of God, Bishop Gibson and Lady LaVette’s convictions lead them to confront the nature of the relationships of those closest to them.  @DeitrickHaddon The son of a bishop and an evangelist, Deitrick was preaching at the age of eleven and conducting the church choir at thirteen. At twenty-three he married the woman he was expected to marry – the lead soprano of the church choir. However, everything didn’t continue as perfectly as the church had hoped. After going through a divorce, moving to California, and having a child out of wedlock, he hit rock bottom. However because of the call on his life and his love for music, Deitrick picked himself back up, rebuilt his faith, and restored his family with now wife, Dominique and beautiful daughters, Destin and Denver. With two little girls and Deitrick’s busy career, the newlyweds must now learn to balance parental duties and their roles in the house. The expansion of Deitrick’s immediate family causes him to reflect on his own extended family and sends him on an emotional rollercoaster journey to find answers regarding his past.  @BishopNoelJones Hailing from a legacy of Bishops in the Pentecostal faith, from his step-Grandfather to his father, Jamaican born Bishop Noel Jones is the pastor of the City of Refuge, a church frequented by celebrities, and has a congregation of over 15,000 members. The brother of Grace Jones, Noel comes from a diverse family background and now finds himself living on a hilltop with a view of the Pacific Ocean, Malibu at his feet, and in a neighborhood whose residents included the late Jerry Buss, owner of the Lakers. A notable leader in the fait