Gerlanda Reyes "G"
Gerlanda Reyes (“G”) was born and raised in the Philippines, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Laws degree. She worked as a civil and corporate lawyer and then as a Court Administrator before moving to the US in 1992 to join her husband Emil, then serving in the US Navy.
She currently works as the Director of Contracts for a biopharmaceutical company, where she started a daily prayer meeting and a prayer chat group with over 50 members.
G has served on the Leadership Boards of both New Song Community Church as the Secretary and Inland Hills Community Church.
G is a 2-time cancer survivor (2007, 2012) and considers March 5, 2007, the day she received the first diagnosis, her spiritual birthday. That’s the day God and His Peace became so real to her.
In 2008, she received God’s calling to help those in need to celebrate the birthday of Jesus. The Christmas Hope Project (XHP) was created to provide groceries for ten families in the Philippines. Then a vision came that feeding should be not only physical but also spiritual. In its 3rd year, XHP started sharing the gospel. Last year, XHP gave away groceries and shared the gospel to over 1,000 families in seven countries, where many received Christ as their Lord and Savior.
G’s husband, Emil, is a board member and volunteer pastor at Inland Hills Community Church. He also serves as the Online Delivery Coordinator for DJJ. They live in Oceanside, California, with their son Max who serves on the church’s worship team, and their daughter Germille, who works as an Assistant Manager in a sushi restaurant, plus a family of three that they adopted.