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~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Executive Leadership
Executive Director

Dr. Tracy Gibson
Email: tracy.gibson@freshstart-hsv.org 

Dr. Tracy Gibson is the founder and Executive Director of FSLR&TP. Dr. Gibson is a licensed social worker specializing in mental health and trauma-informed care.  Dr. Gibson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Psychology at Troy University; a Master of Divinity and Biblical Counseling Degree at Regent University; a Master of Social Work Degree with concentration in Mental Health from Walden University. and a Doctorate Degree in Ministry and Biblical Counseling at Reach for the World School of Ministry. Currently, Dr. Gibson is working  on her PhD in Social Work with Walden with a concentration in Family Studies & Intervention.

Dr. Gibson has over 20 years of social service, ministry, counseling, domestic violence advocacy, and non-profit management experience.  Dr. Gibson began counseling with the Department of Defense in the Family Advocacy Program, working with spousal and child abuse victims.  Tracy is also a proud veteran of the United States Army and before being called to ministry full-time, she also worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a counselor and case manager for our nations disabled veterans.  While working as the Senior Director of Women and Children’s Ministries at Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama, Dr. Gibson developed several successful, proactive, empowerment programs, that became the foundation for nine and twelve- month recovery and transitional programs at the organization. Other notable career attainments of Dr. Gibson include: counseling adolescent and adult survivors of sexual assault and working alongside the Crisis Services of North Alabama as a volunteer to serve clients who experienced domestic violence and trauma. As an employee of the Alabama State Office of Human Resources, Dr. Gibson was instrumental in assisting clients with Child Welfare Programs and Adult Protective Services. Dr. Gibson has also volunteered with several juvenile detention centers, nursing homes, and The Lovelady Center in Birmingham, Alabama, to provide numerous outreach activities.

Dr. Gibson has over twenty-five years of ministry experience to include being a licensed and ordained minister since June 2003; and has planted three churches since 2010.  Tracy has also been active in the past with the Jubilee & Just Law Campaign of Fairfax, Virginia helping persecuted churches in countries such as Asia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China and Northern Korea; and defending the rights of those that dare to preach the gospel on foreign soil.  

 

Staff Members

Administration
Development Director - Miriam G. Becker
Financial Management Specialist 
Human Resource Manager
Office Manager
Volunteer Coordinator 
Domestic Violence Advocate - Kimberly Huddleston
Human Trafficking Advocate 
Media Manager

Social Work Department
Director of Social Work (MSW)
House Manager & Instructor 
Case Manager, BSW - Rio Ferrand-Rodgers  (Social Work Intern)