For those in the Cleveland area who are interested in any level of seminary learning, Dr. Gilmore is there to help. He does a wonderful job of leading the Cleveland Center, expanding its impact over the years. Dr. Gilmore has been a long-time advocate for higher education, specifically in the area of Christian education. Having earned his M.Div and D.Min degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary, Dr. Gilmore is passionate about making sure that each student grows in their spiritual walk, rather than just completing an educational process. He cites his time at ATS as a help in his own continual growth as a wounded healer.
Dr. Gilmore also serves as a local pastor, and his passions are reading, teaching and preaching the Word of God. His relationship with Christ originally blossomed through the experience of getting to know his wife, Dianthia. (They first met at a teacher's bowling league!) Since then, they have become partners in ministry, enjoying the chance to serve and grow together.
Dr. Gilmore is a faithful fan of Cleveland sports, rooting for the Cavaliers and Browns whether they win or lose. He and Dianthia also love to vacation at Disney World with his children and grandchildren, who he says are "simply the delights of our life."