|Pastor Thelma Gilbert is recognized as a competent, qualified and well-trained teacher, leader, pastor and
servant. She is well prepared, disciplined, cheerful and confident. Thelma is known as an advocate for people
of all ages who are oppressed, suffering, and heartbroken from the many social ills of our society. As an
acclaimed teacher, seminar speaker, and preacher, Pastor Gilbert God given gifts, talents, and services are
sought not only within the state of Connecticut but across the United State.
She graduated from the Hartford Seminary 's Black Ministries Certificate Program in Hartford Ct. Pastor Gilbert
received her Bachelor of Theology Degree from Springfield Christian Bible Seminary Association, Springfield
Mass, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College, Manchester NH, a Master
of Arts Degree in Lay Ministries from Hartford Seminary, Hartford CT, and a Doctor of Divinity Degree from
Springfield Christian Bible Seminary Association, Springfield Mass. Pastor Gilbert served one-year internship in
Clinical Pastoral Counseling at the West Hartford Counseling Center West Hartford, CT. She completed
Advance Classes in Clinical Pastoral Counseling offered by Saint Francis Hospital.
Pastor Thelma Gilbert is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Pastoral Resource Ministries, Inc. (PRM),
and Pastor of The Living Word Worship Center (TLWWC), both of Bloomfield, CT.
Thelma currently works as a Community Support Worker for the Village for Families and Children in Hartford,
CT. She is a former employee of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She held the position of
Organizational Skill & Development Consultant and Project Manager for the Office of Organizational and Skills
Development Department for the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services.
Certified Instructor for the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention (CSMBC) Congress of Christian
Member and Scholarship Chair of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (of Hartford IMA)
Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Pastoral Counseling Center of West Hartford CT.
Former Member of the Board of Directors of Housing One Corporation,
Former Recording Secretary of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention (CSMBC)
Former Member of the Hartford Seminary Alumni/ae Council.
As former president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Hartford CT (1987 -1989), the Northends
Agent a Hartford local newspaper, published many of Pastor Gilbert's articles on various topics under the title
"The Alliance Speaks." During the year 2005, the same newspaper serving the Hartford area and vicinity
published more of Pastor Gilbert articles entitled "A Missionary Thrust" for the sick and shut-ins.
Pastor Gilbert served as host and keynote speaker of Pastoral Resource Ministries Radio Broadcast, WNEZ
1480 AM during 2005 - 2006.
Achievements and Awards:
1987 - First Woman President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Great Hartford
1996 - First Woman Pastor voted into full membership of the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention
1997 - Recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the Greater Hartford Club of the National Association of Negro
Business and Professional Women's Club, Inc
2000 - Significant Ministry Award by Hartford Seminary
2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award by the Sons of Thunder Coalition
2011 - The Marting Luther King Drum Major Award by the Interdenominational Alliance of Greater Hartford.
Pastor Gilbert is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She has two children and five grandchildren.
One of her favorite scriptures is - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
For more information write or call us at:
Pastoral Resource Ministries, Inc. P. O. Box 7232, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002
Office: (860) 243-2168 - email: email@example.com
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