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Gilbert Starleigh Earns Theology Degre

Gilbert Starleigh is pleased to announce his completion of his Associate’s Degree in Christian Education and Biblical Theology.

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Gilbert Starleigh is passionate about his faith and has always taken an active role in his church community, as well as in Christian ministry. Gilbert Starleigh's passion for his faith and his desire to share it with others led to his desicision to pursue a degree in Christian Education and Biblical Theology. "People can ask some hard questions when you're speaking to them about the Bible and God's love,” says Gilbert Starleigh. "I want to be as knowledgeable as I can about the basis of my own faith in the hopes that knowledge will allow me to bring more people to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

Gilbert Starleigh pursued an Associate’s Degree in Christian Education and Biblical Theology. He attended Jacksonville Baptist Theological Institute for his degree. Although attending classes with his already full schedule was difficult, Gilbert Starleigh found it to be an important step in his own personal development as well as the work that he does with others.

Gilbert Starleigh has been participating in several Christian ministries, including Kairos Prison Ministry in order to help bring others closer to God. "It is every Christian's responsibility to share their faith and spread the word of God to as many people as possible," said Gilbert Starleigh. "I personally take that responsibility quite seriously and have dedicated my life to doing as much for the glorofication of God as possible."

Gilbert Starleigh is also an active member of his church community, standing in as a substitute Sunday School teacher as well as leading a men’s bible study class. Gilbert Starleigh hopes that his degree enables him to take on even more leadership roles in his church community and to assist in aiding in the church’s mission as much as possible.  

Gilbert Starleigh hopes to continue his education, so that he can become an even greater asset to his community and to the mission of the Christian faith. Gilbert Starleigh says that the experiences that he has already had in his missions have inspired him to do more to touch the lives of others and bring them closer to God.

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Gilbert Starleigh Celebrates Years of Volunteer Work

Gilbert Starleigh talks about some of the work that he has been involved in helping people across Florida and encourages others to get involved.

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Gilbert Starleigh’s dedication to volunteerism and helping others stems from his Christian faith. Gilbert Starleigh hopes to bring as many people to Christ as he can and to help people turn their lives around. Gilbert Starleigh works through faith-based, public, and private organizations to touch as many lives as he can. Gilbert Starleigh spends much of his time outside of his career helping others.

Gilbert Starleigh’s main objective in his work with others is Christian ministry. Gilbert Starleigh works through both Kairos Prison Ministry and Bill Glass Champions for Life. Kairos Prison Ministry works with both prisoners and their families. Kairos volunteers, like Gilbert Starleigh, share the word about a transformative and forgiving God in hopes that they can bring others to Him and change their lives. Champions for Life brings talented individuals, such as athletes and musicians, into prisons to share their talents and testimony in order to highlight the good that can come of a Godly life. Gilbert Starleigh thinks that ministering to prisoners is “extremely important. It not only gives these prisoners an opportunity to begin or strengthen a relationship with Jesus Christ, but also to turn their lives around for the betterment of our societies and communities,” says Gilbert Starleigh.

Gilbert Starleigh also works with those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. He has worked with church and private rehabilitation centers. Gilbert Starleigh has also worked in transitional homes for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Gilbert Starleigh says that working with people at such a low point in their lives is both difficult and rewarding. “These people have already admitted they have a problem and want to get help,” says Gilbert Starleigh. While that is true, Gilbert Starleigh also admits that the process and maintaining a drug-free lifestyle is a hard and lifelong struggle for many of the people that he helps.

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Gilbert Starleigh Encourages Others to Get Involved in Prison Ministries

Gilbert Starleigh works through two organizations to work with those who are incarcerated to bring the message of Christ to them.

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Gilbert Starleigh is a strong Christian dedicated to sharing the gospel message with others as often as possible. Gilbert Starleigh works counseling those who are struggling with the problems of addiction. Gilbert Starleigh works through organizations such as Kairos International and Bill Glass’ Champion for Life. Through these organizations, Gilbert Starleigh is able to bring the word of God to those who are incarcerated and to help inspire them to improve their lives both in prison and outside of it.  

Kairos International is a Christian ministry that works in states nationwide, as well as internationally in countries like Australia, Canada, and other South and Central American countries. Kairos International and its volunteers work to serve the spiritual needs of incarcerated adults and juveniles, as well as families affected by the incarceration of a loved one. Kairos International works to introduce the love of Christ to those in prison and their families. The hope of Kairos International, and volunteers like Gilbert Starleigh, is that by introducing those affected by incarceration to Christ’s unfailing love; they will be inspired to grown in their relationship with God and make a change in their own lives.

Gilbert Starleigh also works with Bill Glass Champions for Life. This organization spends a weekend having talented volunteers share both their testimony and their talent. The hope of this organization is that by having volunteers share their testimony and then demonstrate their God-given talents they are able to show others what can be accomplished when a person has God in their life.

Gilbert Starleigh feels that the work done by these prison ministries is extremely important in the work of bringing others to Christ. “Organizations like Kairos and Champions for Life do a service not only to those individuals, but also to our society as a whole. They inspire people to strive for better lives after their incarceration. I would encourage everyone to get involved with that,” says Gilbert Starleigh. Kairos and Bill Glass Champions for Life both minister to prisoners across the country, so people can get involved and make a difference in lives in their own communities.

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Gilbert Starleigh Discusses His Work with Those Recovering from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Gilbert Starleigh discusses the importance of his work with those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Gilbert Starleigh has worked counseling others for several years through several organizations. He has worked with youth and adults at various church rehabilitation programs. Gilbert Starleigh has worked for 19 years with those who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. “Working with people during this difficult time in their lives is important, but often difficult,” Gilbert Starleigh says, “You’re asking a stranger to let you into their lives and into their minds so you can help them most fully understand and solve the reasons for their addiction.”

Gilbert Starleigh has helped people through state, private, and religious affiliated programs. He has worked under the direction of Dr. Laura Bedard, a past professor of Florida State University and past Director of the Florida Department of Corrections. Gilbert Starleigh learned much from his work with her. Gilbert Starleigh has clearance from the Florida Department of Corrections for any prison in the state of Florida.

Gilbert Starleigh is passionate about the work he does with those struggling with addiction. “Helping those that are struggling with such a serious problem is helpful to our entire society,” say Gilbert Starleigh. In area where he has so much experience, there is still much for Gilbert Starleigh to learn. When working with something as emotional as addiction, every person has to be approached differently and worked with differently. Gilbert Starleigh knows the importance of his initial approach, and how quickly a person can shut down if approached in a way that makes them uncomfortable.

Gilbert Starleigh is proud of the lives that he has been able to change, and most likely save, through his work to help people struggling through recovery from addiction. Gilbert Starleigh has worked through every step of the process, from the initial withdrawal to working at a transitional house for those getting ready to continue their drug-free journeys on their own.

Gilbert Starleigh works to make himself available to any organization that is looking for a substance abuse counselor who uses Christ-based programming to help others recover from their addictions. Gilbert Starleigh is willing to do pro bono work as well; his priority is helping those that need help.

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