PASTOR GARY TIBBS
Name: Gary E. Tibbs Origin: Los Angeles, California Occupation: Pastor
How you came to know Christ
I was brought up going to Sunday school. By the age of 13, I knew all of the bible stories and believed in Jesus. One night in Northern California, my parents sat me down in our apartment and asked me if I had ever trusted in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I said “No. How do you do that?” They told me I needed to confess my sins and ask God to forgive me. Then I needed to ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I did that, and I was born again.
How you discovered FSBC of Hollywood
My parents began attending FSBC of Hollywood in 1964. At that time, I was attending a different church. However, I was not too happy there. My parents invited me to come to church with them. A short time later, I became a member and, ultimately, it’s Pastor.
In the 1960’s I was involved in the Youth Group. When I returned to California in 1977, I became a Deacon, Youth Director, Assistant Pastor, Associate Pastor, and eventually Pastor. I try to be involved as much in the ministries we have as possible; this includes the Food Ministry, in which I actively participate every week.
This church has always been a mission station. We have had missions here for more than 50 years. I would like to see that continue, as well as expand our outreach into the neighborhood. There is plenty of room for ministry growth with our new Mentoring Program, as well as our Food Ministry and Youth Ministry. I would like to see our Prayer Ministry expand with the addition of this website. We want to pray for people outside of Hollywood.
Fun Facts About Pastor Gary Tibbs
I like to listen to music
All-time Favorite Movie
I am a big fan of Star Wars
I love my wife and sons
My favorite food is sausage pizza
My favorite drink is caffeine free diet coke
I like playing basketball
What you might not know...
I used to be a very fast runner
FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”