Welcome to Rivers of Living Waters Fellowship, led by our senior pastor, Pastor Monica Hawkins-Gilbert. Pastor Monica is passionate about proclaiming the unadulterated Word of God to encourage people to live for Jesus Christ. Experiencing the power of the Lord in her life has allowed her to prevail over low self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, divorce, teenage pregnancy, and the tragic death of her youngest son by believing in the Word of God, and knowing He still had a plan for her life. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Pastor Monica has been mandated by God with an ecclesiastical and market place anointing. She is a transparent servant leader, committed to studying and teaching the Word of God so people can be set free through the unadulterated Word of God. She is the Founding Pastor of Rivers of Living Waters Fellowship, a prophetic, healing and deliverance church in Denver, Colorado. Prior to taking on this assignment, she has served in many capacities in her previous church; Associate Pastor for the Youth/Young Adults, Instructor of the Ministerial Alliance to develop new church leaders, Church Administrator, and Evangelism leader.
Pastor Monica has founded many non-profit organizations designed to equip women and men to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. In addition to being a Senior Pastor, she coaches church leaders, corporate executives, and community groups through the I W.I.N. program sponsored by her company Jump and Live. As an Author, Speaker and Business Strategist, her message of hope in God’s healing power is truly a light in a dark world.
Pastor Monica holds a degree in Computer Information Technology and Project Management. She has worked with many prestigious universities and organizations such as Harvard, Penn State, and Carnegie Mellon University in developing various community programs to advocate educational awareness. She has also reached over 400 students and adults in the public schools, correctional facilities, and juvenile system teaching character education through music and technology.
Pastor Monica’s heart is to reach souls. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and currently resides with her husband in Denver, CO. Her most notable personal accomplishments are being a wife, the proud parent of two sons and daughter-in-love, and grandmother of three grandsons. She stands on the scripture Acts 17:28, In Christ she lives, moves and has her being.