Peace Talks Podcast


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Gabrielle Beam is the Pastor of Mary of Bethany Anglican Mission and works with many pastors and ministry leaders on the forefront of revival breaking out in Connecticut and the Northeast. In addition, she is the founder of Bridgeport Arise – a work focused on building unity in the body of Christ, Rise to Read – a work focused on eliminating early childhood illiteracy, and most recently RESPONSE, a global prayer movement that was launched as a local movement on May 14, 2020. Pastor Gabrielle is an ordained Pastor in both the Anglican Communion and the non-denominational Church. She brings over twenty years of effective intercessory and prophetic prayer, compassionate ministry, church leadership, and mentoring, and has ministered to thousands, including lay leaders and pastors, regionally and internationally, and is a member of the Board of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Bridgeport & Vicinity as its Chaplin. Gabrielle holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University.  Beyond growing up in the church, being a former student-leader in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and working as a missionary in India, Gabrielle’s background includes corporate management, contract negotiation, membership in the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA), and training at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Washington, D.C.


“If you are unable to read, you live a life that is filled with shame. You are not able to fill out a job application, so you can’t get job. You have no hope of excelling in high school, let alone even thinking about going to college. Now you are a young teenager, and you have these aspirations because you’re alive, just like anyone else. You see just two miles down the road. children who are well taken care of. You go online, you go on TV, and you see what you don’t have, and you don’t even have the resources to get it. Gangs become your family and your home because that’s a place where you belong.”