As a young child in Chicago housing projects in 1967, Alvin Bibbs was forever changed by a personal encounter with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.
In 1967, the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed Rev. Bibbs out of a huge crowd during a Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church service in Chicago. During his message, Dr. King asked him to come forward to make an illustration in his sermon. At that moment – Dr. King was challenging the audience to take responsibility for the next generation’s promising future and bring pride back to their community. That moment left a lasting impression on Alvin’s life – especially after Dr. King shared a prayer of blessing over his life at the end of the church service alongside his parents and four siblings.
Alvin has served in many capacities in his life, including as a writer, a motivational speaker, and a chaplain for the Chicago Cubs. In addition, he serves as an organizational coach/facilitator to congregations, corporations, and not-for-profit organizations across North America.
Rev. Bibbs holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Leadership Development & Organizational Management from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He has three amazing, gifted, and spiritually surrendered sons Alvin C, Jr., Brandon Q., & Devin L. Bibbs.