Pastor Marv Gibbs was born in Iowa, USA and was led to Christ as a child by his mother. It was in his last year of high school that he sensed God calling him to ministry, and subsequently attended Bible College graduating with a BA in Bible Theology. Over the years he also obtained MA degrees focused in Urban Sociology, Human Resource Development, and most recently completed an EdD in Organizational Leadership in 2007. He is ordained to the Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Pastor Marv served in Latin America for 30 years, working as Latin American Director for Development for Young Life International for 20 years. After the death of his first wife in the year 2000, Pastor Marv moved to California and worked at a Christian university before serving in pastoral ministry in the Los Angeles area.
Pastor Marv is married to his wife of 14 years, Carol. She has an MSW and an MDiv, is ordained and has served in ministry with Young Life and in an Evangelical Covenant Church. Marv has two children, four granddaughters, and one great granddaughter who live in the Los Angeles area. He is also an avid biker, enjoys woodworking, and his choice desserts are chocolate cake and ice cream.