Dr. Bobby Gilstrap


Dr. Bobby Gilstrap

IICM Associate Executive Director for Contextual Ministries
Email: bgilstrap@iicm.net


  • Doctor of Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK


  • Designing a Church Planting Strategy for Michigan’s Huron and Southeastern Baptist Associations

Ministry & Denominational Experiences

  • Lead Missionary / Executive Director-Treasurer, Baptist State Convention of Michigan
  • Hosted and moderated Audio Conference for Pastors leadership tele-conferences
  • National Leadership Team, Network of Baptist Associations
  • Director of Missions, Huron & Southeastern Baptist Associations, Michigan
  • Director, Associational Seminary Extension Center
  • Interim Pastor & Church Starter, Livingston, Monroe & Washtenaw Counties, Michigan
  • Pastor of 3 churches in Oklahoma and 1 in Texas

Ministry Certifications

  • Certified Trainer, Churches Planting Churches, Dynamic Church Planting International
  • Certified Consultant for Partners in Church Planting, NAMB
  • Trained Facilitator, Refocusing (Phase One Focusing Leaders) Church Resource Ministries
  • Certified Church Planter Assessor, NAMB
  • Certified Presenter for BASIC Training I and BASIC Training II for Church Planters, NAMB

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Executive Directors Fellowship, SBC
  • Executive Leadership Team, National Leadership Team, Member, Network of Baptist Associations
  • Member, North American Advisory Council, Disciple All Nations
  • President, Vice President, Member, Michigan Director of Missions Organization
  • Member, Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions