Welcome to Pastor Gary Gilberston

Pastor Gary Gilbertson is the new pastor of City Light Church effective April 15, 2024.

Pastor Gary and Wife Stella

Gary and Stella Gilbertson have been ministering together since 1971.  Gary, a visionary, always "stretches the tent pegs" of their ministry and now Northfield has become their primary focus again.  Gary previously pastored City Light Church (then New Covenant Church) for 22 years before founding a college ministry called Prepare Ministries where he is still involved after 24 years.

Gary became a Christian while attending the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology.

Gary and Stella have been married 52 years and have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren.  Stella, a teacher and intercessor, has won many national cooking contests and this skill has blessed many people who have enjoyed their hospitality.

Keys to Overcoming Life

Focus on Jesus alone – knowing Him and being like Him – Hebrews 12:2 
Seek to serve others above ourselves – Romans 12:10 
God meets our needs as we focus on Him and honoring others – Psalm 133:1

What We Believe

  • Believe the whole counsel of God in Scripture, not only parts – Acts 20:27
  • Believe that Jesus is the only way to Salvation – John 14:6
  • Believe the basics of the Christian faith – baptism, communion, repentance – Hebrew 6:1
  • Believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues – Acts 19:2
  • Believe in the moving of the Holy Spirit/Power of God – 2 Timothy 3:5
  • Believe in healing, deliverance and the gifts of the Holy Spirit – Mark 16:17-18
  • Believe in holiness and righteousness – Christ-like character – 1 Peter 1:16
  • Believes in God’s divine family order – Mark 10:6
  • Believe in the preaching of the Gospel and reaching souls – Matthew 28:19-20
  • Equip believers to fulfil their destiny and calling – Ephesians 4:12
  • Christ-like leaders who teach these truths – Jeremiah 3:1
City Light Church is a member of the TrueBridge family of Christian churches.   We are held together by strong relationships and a common desire to see God’s kingdom advanced around the world.  TrueBridge provides caring oversight, leadership, & equipping to member churches and leaders so they can walk out their unique expression as a healthy and effective church.  www.truebridge.org

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