1st Lady Gwendolyn Relf
District Missionary Gwendolyn E. Relf is the dynamic and creative First Lady of Rehoboth Saints Center. She has over 35 years of experience organizing and developing activities for at-risk youth and young women in religious organizations and the community. Gwen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She has additional courses toward her Master’s Degree and Certification in the Nonprofit Leadership Management Program at Arizona State University. Gwen is married to Pastor Wesley Relf, Senior Pastor and Founder of Rehoboth Saints Center. She is the mother of 4 children and grandmother of four grandsons and three granddaughters. Since leaving the private sector in 2003, she has become the Co-Founder and CEO of the Rehoboth Community Development Corporation, a faith-based non-profit organization in which the mission is to Create Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities that impact and build inter-generational prosperity within Urban Phoenix and Canyon Corridor Neighborhoods with low and moderate-income individuals and families.
Evangelist Relf currently serves as District Missionary for the Agape Fellowship District under the leadership of Superintendent Jonathan Logan. Gwendolyn formerly founded Daughters of Destiny Ministry-- a class for teenage and young mothers that provides mentoring and teaches self-sufficiency, independent living skills, and personal and career development. She served as President of the Arizona Jurisdictional Church of God In Christ, Young Women’s Christian Council, and Women’s Ministry Director for Rehoboth Saints Center.
In addition, Gwen serves as a board member of Phoenix Community Development Investment Corporation. She previously served on the City of Phoenix Faith Based Initiatives Work-group, Advisory Member of PASSAGE Transitions Coalition of Maricopa County for youth aging out of foster care, and as Co-Chair for Mayor Greg Stanton (Congressman) City of Phoenix Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Advisory Board Committee member of the City of Phoenix West Phoenix Revitalization and JP Morgan Chase National Community Advisory Board.