Revs. Dianthia and Thomas honor the first foundation established by God for humanity; that of marriage-family. They have been married for forty years (April 2018). They have three adult children: Elijah, Uriah, and Alisha. Angel and Aaron are their grandchildren. The well-established wisdom of Solomon and the Apostle Paul concerning children/family (Prov. 22:6; I Tim. 5:8) are observed by the Gilmores.
Dr. Dianthia Y. Gilmore is a spiritual director. She received her doctorate of ministry in Formational Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. Dr. Gilmore is the founder of Seed Sowers Ministry which promotes God's wholeness in body, mind, soul, and spirit. As God's servant-leaders sow seeds in the lives of others, Rev. Dianthia Gilmore has been called to assist God's servant-leaders towards greater spiritual growth and healing through Christ.
The Gilmores are the first nationally ordained, co-pastoring couple in Ohio for the Baptist denomination. Rev. Dianthia Gilmore served with her husband, Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Gilmore, as co-pastor of Fidelity Baptist Church in Cleveland, OH. They have been servant-leaders of this historical, inner-city, church for fifteen years, before answering God's call to transition to greater works. Dr. Thomas Gilmore is the educational director of the Cleveland branch of Ashland Theological Seminary. Dr. Dianthia serves as an adjunct professor for Ashland's doctorate program in Formational Guidance. The Gilmores are a team working to impact the lives of pastors, ministers, seminarians, and other spiritual leaders.