GOSPEL JUSTICE

Catalyzing the development of local, community-based justice centers in partnership with local churches.

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Justice Centers

The Gospel Justice Centers vision is to provide affordable and honorable legal advice and counsel to under-resourced and under-served individuals and families living in distressed communities throughout the City of Chicago. Local-church-hosted Gospel Justice Centers provide a professional atmosphere for expert legal counsel and coaching that addresses social injustice matters voiced by community leaders and its residents.

Gospel Justice Centers are a collaboration with Administer Justice, a national effort to deliver gospel-centered legal aid clinics led by caring lawyers and teams of volunteers who support them. AJ’s vision is to launch 1,000 justice centers nation-wide.

Gospel Justice Center Locations

Volunteers Serving Each Month

Average Number of Clients Per Month

"Everyone was very welcoming and friendly—I felt very comfortable"

– Client at Maple Park UMC, West Pullman

"Very welcoming, showed empathy, supportive and willing to help."

– Client at Jesus Word Center, N Lawndale

"Honest, listened to my concerns, gave great advice—They will help you with all your needs."

– Client at Uptown Baptist Church, Uptown

"Every staff person showed passion and concern regarding my situation."

– Gospel Justice Center client

"Information given to move forward was very helpful and professional."

– Gospel Justice Center client

"The Attorney [Peter] was very personable. I felt free to talk to him about everything."

– Gospel Justice Center client

"Try it yourself. It's worth it."

– Gospel Justice Center client

Our Team

Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.

Community & Faith Engagement Officer

As a child, Alvin was pointed out in a crowd by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when attending a service at Wayman A.M.E. Church in the former Cabrini-Green Housing Projects of Chicago. MLK’s words challenged the congregation to take responsibility for cultivating the youth, preserving their community and raising up the next generation of leaders. Alvin clung to those words and has been an advocate for change ever since.

Alvin serves as the Community & Faith Engagement Officer for Together Chicago providing leadership to enlist local churches in Chicago to organize Gospel Justice Centers throughout the city. Most recently on September 25, 2020, Rev. Bibbs co-founded a national initiative called Beyond Words: Count Us In Movement which is a multi-city ecumenical movement in which faith leaders and pastors are taking direct action to address structural injustice and systemic racism. Rev. Bibbs is the Co-Founder and Visionary Leader of Beyond Words: Count Us In. Last of all, Rev. Bibbs is also the Founder & Lead Visionary for the THR!VE Pastors Cohort in Chicago. The mission of the THRI!VE Pastors Cohort is to position pastors in Chicago for amplified and holistic engagement by providing cutting-edge and practical resources to enable healthy and sustainable local churches.

Rev. Bibbs holds a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Leadership Development & Organizational Management from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. Rev. Bibbs has three amazing, gifted, and spiritually surrendered sons Alvin C. Bibbs, Jr., Brandon Q. Bibbs, & Devin L. Bibbs.

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Be a part of this collective effort to catalyze church-hosted justice centers across Chicago

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