PASTOR’S NAME : Bishop Benjamin A. Gibert
Bishop Benjamin A. Gibert is Senior Pastor of Detroit World Outreach Christian Center Church (“DWO”). He became Senior Pastor in June of 2005, after decades of service as an Elder, Associate pastor, board chairman, and travelling evangelist nationally. His appointment to Sr. Pastor of DWO was in submission to the Father to son succession plan put in place by the late Bishop Jack C. Wallace.
Bishop Gibert is passionate about teaching and modeling biblical principles in the areas of career, finances, personal relationships and marital success. He has spent much of his life (more than 25 years in ministry) discovering those key principles that allow believers to move along on the course of divine destiny. His corporate, family and life experiences, coupled with his deep understanding of biblical principles, make him a powerful, profound and practical teacher of the Word of God.
To believers world-wide he is known as “The Accelerator”. Those who follow the biblical principles taught by Bishop Gibert receive a tangible manifestation of the plan of God in their lives and experience supernatural, accelerated destiny fulfillment. Under his leadership, the people of DWO have risen to new levels of discipleship, personal growth and realization of the manifested promises of God. With a current membership of over 5,500 and still growing steadily, DWO has more than doubled in the past few years, with an average of 200 decisions for Christ each month – which is true destiny fulfillment.
Bishop Gibert also has a rich and varied background in business as well as ministry. He is renowned as one of a select few that have experience in Automotive Manufacturing, Marketing, and Product Development. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute, an M.S. in Engineering, and an M.B.A. both from Stanford University. As an executive with over 25 years in the automotive industry, he held top positions with General Motors, Ford and for Daimler Chrysler, before retiring to enter ministry full-time as the pastor of Detroit World Outreach.
The synthesis of ministry and business creates an ideal background for Bishop to function as president of Destiny Outreach Ministerial Association (DOMA), a ministry association to mentor, cover and develop ministries, gifts and destinies. Bishop Ben is a credible, capable and anointed father in the Lord providing counsel, ministerial development and connection. Through DOMA, Bishop provides a mechanism for ministries to have access to formal knowledge exchanges, instruction, wisdom and advice while pursuing a path to ministerial excellence.
Bishop Ben and his wife, Dr. Charisse, who serves along with him as Assistant Pastor, have been married for over twenty-one years, producing four wonderful children, and countless spiritual sons and daughters. They credit much of their success to the teaching and mentoring of their spiritual parents, the late Bishop Jack C. Wallace (founder of Detroit World Outreach), the late Peyton Harrison Sr. and Bishop I.V. & Lady Bridget Hilliard of New Light Church in Houston TX.