Meet the Pastor
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Virginia M. Brooks: Pastor & Leader of Women’s Ministry
Virginia is a native Elmiran, her parents are Richard and Barbara (Creighton) Gilmore
(Parents are Deceased). She is affectionately known by her family members and close
friends as “Ginny”. She’s a devoted wife, mother of four children, as well as a
professional cosmetologist. Virginia is a co-visionary of The Kingdom Refuge & Dream
Center, and she is the head of the women’s dept. Her leadership role as a teacher,
intercessor, and praise team facilitator is a blessing to the KDC family.
The ministry of Virginia is centered on her vision to be a strong advocate for stable and
healthy families and protecting the innocence and purity of today’s youth. She thinks
outside of the box in her ministry function. Her ministry may not always be conducted in
a traditional format or a structured church environment. She has her own unique style of
sharing life stories, humor, social gatherings, and special women’s meetings; to give
people a sense of belonging to the family of God. She has special qualities of purity and
grace, and she is purpose driven to pass these qualities on to the next generation.
Virginia stands united with her husband (Pastor Brooks) to present a different kind of
church to a new generation of people, the most multi -ethnic, multi-cultural generation in
America’s history. Their vision is to re-present Jesus to their community, in an authentic
presentation of grace and truth and to make His kingdom known to all men.
"Lead me to the cross"
744 Baldwin St. Elmira NY 14901