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Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.
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Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.


Dr. Daniel Gilbert is dedicated to teaching biblically based principles to empower people to go deeper in God, grow stronger in life and go higher in their destiny. He is a theologian, pastor, speaker, author, humanitarian, ministry consultant, and coach and has served in ministry for over 33 years.

Gilbert is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church. He is founder and president of EmPowered Living International Ministries, a nonprofit ministry to help educate, equip and empower leaders to transform communities through sound theology and humanitarian action. He also founded ELIM Theological Institute in Siaya, Kenya.

Gilbert has served as professor of theology and church history and dean of students at The King’s University in Los Angeles. In addition, he has served in the pastorate for 18 years in Aberdeen, Scotland; Hampton Roads, Virginia; and in Los Angeles, California. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from The King’s College of the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a B.Sc. in Business from Mars Hill University. He is also an alumnus of Regent University with a Master of Divinity. At Regent, Gilbert was Dr. Rodman Williams graduate assistant and was mentored by Williams for over 19 years. He completed his pastoral internship in Seoul, South Korea with Dr. Yonggi Cho at Yoido Full Gospel Church. Gilbert and his wife Mary Beth have one daughter, Maria.


Biblical & Renewal Theology
Church History
Reformation Period with Focus on John Calvin
Pastoral Leadership


Published Book

The Big 5: Discovering the Five Foundations Every Christian Needs to Know. Bellingham, WA: Publishing, 2016.

Academic Presentations, Workshops and Seminars

"Preaching with Passion" Training Course – A four-week course to train staff and lay leaders on the foundations of preaching. 2009-2010

Host of "Friday Night Lights" – A Quarterly Seminar on Hot Topics that face the Church and Society 2006-2007.

"The Power of the Blood," Three-Day Seminar on the Atoning Work of Christ, 2007.

"Empowered Living: Understanding the Person, Power and Presence of the Holy Spirit Today," Three-Day Seminar on the Holy Spirit, 2006.

"Discovering and Understanding Your Gifts," One-day aeminar on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, 2000.

"Successful Note-taking for Success in College and Seminary," Workshop for students, 2005.

"Studying Successfully for College and Seminary," Workshop for students, 2006.


Ordained Teaching Elder – Presbyterian Church USA; American Society of Church History; Christian Theological Research Fellowship; Evangelical Theological Society; Society of Biblical Literature; Society of Pentecostal Studies


Top Fundraising Award for the Christian Broadcasting Network (2008 to 2009)
Most Outstanding Student of the Year - Regent University (1992)
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1990 to 1991)
Regent Merit Scholarship (1990 to 1992)
Dean's Scholarship (1989 to 1992)
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1983 to 1984)
Christian Athlete of the Year - Mars Hill University (1984)
Athletic Scholarship to Mars Hill University (1980 to 1984)

Elected as the Orange County, Florida Precinct 152 Chairman in General Election (1988)