LaVette Gibson is the First Lady of Life Church of God in Christ in Riverside, CA; a former teacher; a social worker; the Chief Administrative Officer of COGIC, and now, a television personality. Her husband, Bishop Ron M. Gibson, took a lead role in the Oxygen reality series, Preachers of L.A, which depicts their personal and spiritual lives as they interact with their congregation and 5 other bishops and pastor circles.
While taking part in the show wasn’t an obvious decision, LaVette and Ron decided it was the next step for their church.
“The Lord had been dealing with me about broadening our reach and broadening our perspective,” LaVette said. “He let me know that what we are doing within the four walls of our church is good, but it’s not the full extent. And I didn’t quite know what he was giving me, but when this opportunity came, I’m like, ‘oh, this is part of what he’s saying.’”
While some might have been afraid to take such a big step into the spotlight, LaVette admits that she has always had an adventurous side.
“I took a personality test, and it said that I have developed a more cautious approach to life. But that’s not my natural bend. I was a tomboy growing up. I was kind of a daredevil.”
But she tampered her wild side to be the reigning First Lady of Church of God in Christ.
“Coming into, and being called to the ministry, being a pastor’s wife, I’ve just kind of learned to pull some of my adventurism in a bit. I found that it’s just wiser.”
Preachers of LA was recently renewed for a second season.