Gabriela Phillips serves as the coordinator for Adventist Muslim Relations in the North American Division. In this capacity, she describes her ministry as a two-arm human bridge. One arm is for mobilizing and equipping Adventists to develop Kingdom relationships with Muslims in the NAD territory by offering a particular understanding of God’s mission in these last days. The other arm serves to embrace Muslims, that they may come to taste the blessings of the gospel that makes us whole and gives us hope.
Gabriela Phillips believes that God, in His providence, has brought an amazing diversity of more than 50 Muslim people groups into our territory that, by engaging with them, we may reach the world. That’s part of God’s design for the diaspora movement in our territory. Gabriela and her family have dedicated more than 25 years to this ministry, and she currently is completing doctoral studies at Andrews University in the area of intercultural studies and Adventist mission.
In her capacity as NAD AMR coordinator, Gabriela offers training to local churches, assists in establishing interfaith events/relations, nurtures ministries that support refugees (in collaboration with Terri Salee, NAD coordinator for immigrant and refugee ministries), and mentors those serving on the front lines of Adventist Muslim Relations.
She is happily married to Marty Phillips and has two adult children who are special gifts to her life. You can contact her at email@example.com.