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Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries

Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries

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Introduction: Wedding officiant -- I have been a pastor for 48+ years (licensed and ordained). I am doing what I do not to make a bunch of money but because I enjoy helping couples get off to a great start and "personalizing" the ceremony to being what the couple wants, and only what the couple wants. I have officiated weddings in churches, homes, parks, backyards, and even one in a hot air balloon. I charge $120 total, and although the procedure and price can be modified to fit the situation, that total normally includes a planning meeting with the couple, leading the rehearsal, leading the wedding, and filing all the paperwork for you that the state requires. I ask for a $60 non-refundable deposit to secure the date up front and then the other $60 to be paid at the rehearsal (freeing you up up from having any additional stuff to worry about on the day of the wedding). If you would like to hire me I just need to know, and I will, in turn, notify the Thumbtack folk. Then, in most cases, you and your fiancee and I will meet together at a time, place, and date you choose. At that meeting I will bring samples of ceremonies and vows to simply help us get started. Whatever is decided upon will be completely your decision and nothing else. In light of coronavirus, we might choose to hold our meeting over the phone, but I am open to whatever you feel most comfortable with. I also want you to know that I am fully vaccinated (both shots) for the Corona virus and I am taking every precaution to insure that I am keeping myself "safe" for you amid all the health concerns going on right now. I stand ready to help put together with you YOUR ceremony. What is decided upon to include or not to include will entirely be up to you. Also, I do offer a discounted price if you're merely wanting to renew your vows. Let me know; I look forward to meeting with you and getting started in putting together exactly what you want in order to make your special day just as special as you want!
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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Colleen B.

Wedding Officiant

Pastor Mike was very professional and super easy to work with. He has been officiating weddings for years and it shows. Our wedding guests really enjoyed his message during the ceremony. The message was not overly religious, which was very nice in our case and for our needs perfectly. I would definitely recommend using Pastor Mike for your wedding.
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries's reply
Thank you, Colleen. I wish you both all the best.
May 3, 2021
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Ian N.

Wedding Officiant

Dr. Mike officiated my wedding yesterday. He was punctual and very professional. He led the ceremony in the most perfect way I could have asked for, and had the right words for every scene of the ceremony. I highly recommend
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries's reply
thank you, Ian. I wish both of you all the very best.
Feb 12, 2021
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Brandon Q.

Wedding Officiant

Pastor (Dr.) Mike was awesome at our small wedding. It was at short notice and he worked with us to plan and coordinate it. His words during the ceremony where wonderful! THANK YOU! Mr. & Mrs. Quillen ❤
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries's reply
Thanks, Brandon. I wish you both all the best.
May 20, 2021
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Jayna A.

Wedding Officiant

Pastor Mike was a great person to work with, he helped me with how to plans things and different ways I could have the ceremony, unfortunately an emergency came up that he was not able to be the officiant, but he was very kind about it and let me know right away ahead of time. He was so kind and truly spoke the Word of God. I really wish I still could of had him as our officant for our special day ❤️ but am so glad I was able to speak with him. I would highly recommend him!
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries's reply
Thank you, Jayna. I wish both of you all the very best.
Jun 8, 2021
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Alfonso O.

Wedding Officiant

Mike was great he was very professional punctual and made everything a so easy. My wedding day was stressful but mike had the perfect t plan and everything ran smoothly
Pastor (Dr.) Mike Gilbert Ministries's reply
Thank you, Alfoomso. I wish you both all the very best.
May 3, 2021
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have deliberately set my pricing lower than other officiants because my focus is not so much about me making money; I am primarily interested in helping couples get off to a great start. I ask for a $60 non-refundable deposit to secure the date and then a final $60 to be paid to me at the rehearsal or day of the wedding. (Doing so at the rehearsal eliminates one more thing you need to be concerned about on your wedding day.) I also provide a discounted price for vow renewals if you're already married.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask for a $60 non-refundable deposit to secure the date, and then ask the bride and groom to choose a time and location that works best for them for the three of us to meet for about 40 minutes to an hour (the sooner the better) to allow me to assist them with designing the ceremony they want (that's the key: what THEY want, nothing else). I provide sample ceremonies and sample vows, but whatever is chosen is entirely up to them, including writing their own vows, creating a unique ceremony (I have performed weddings in a lot of different places and in a variety of formats -- in churches, homes, parks, even one in a hot air balloon!) specifically designed by them with my help. Then, I assist them in leading their rehearsal (at which time I ask that they present me with a final $60, bringing the total fee to $120 for everything), performing the ceremony, and filing the required paperwork with the county and state.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelors' Degree in Business Management, two Masters' Degrees, one in Christian Education, and the other in Theology, and I have an earned Doctor of Ministry degree. However, the biggest asset I bring is that I have is 48 years worth of serving in the ministry, twenty of those as a youth minister, and the last twenty-eight as a senior pastor. In addition to all of that, my wife and I have been married for more than forty-five years, so I have a little experience in what it's like being a husband.

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