ABOUT US

WE ARE

THE CITY'S GOSPEL 

We are a team of photojournalists that are committed to inviting those we meet on the street to feel known, loved, and heard by initiating conversation and asking intentional questions about the experiences that have built their idea of God.  

 

We use the art of photojournalism to represent the imago Dei in hopes to invite our online viewers into an understanding of the story behind the image. It’s our hope that posting this content will propel evangelism revitalization in Christian culture by communicating the idea that you too can initiate these conversations that you have the power to speak truth and break strongholds.  

 

We’re equally passionate about building up and creating community amongst our team of students because we understand the importance of unity and wish to not only love those we meet outside of our walls but love each other well within them.  Thank you for following along

MISSION

STATEMENT

Bridging gaps and stirring compassion by bringing to light the experiences of everyday people through photojournalism for the advancement of the gospel. 

CITIES

CHICAGO

ILLINOIS, USA

VANCOUVER

B.C, CANADA

EXECUTIVE TEAM

ALI CASTILLO

FOUNDER

executive director

When Ali moved to the city, she was inspired to start this project because of her constant curiosity and her love for people.  She wanted to know the people she passed by every day and to know what they thought about the Gospel. Her curiosity and gospel-driven passion lead her to buy a website, get rejected a few too many times and start the conversation.

 

What started as a quiet solo project, quickly became a ministry opportunity for her fellow students and Ali found herself as the Director of TCG. The City's Gospel officially launched on November 4, 2017. Ali's heart is to encourage, equip and empower this generation, her friends, to do the work of the saint; to become the evangelist.

Ali is the graphic designer and content creator of the website 

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SKYLER GERALD

CHICAGO

student supervisor

Skyler is a Junior in Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Insitute. Originally from Cincinnati Ohio,  Skyler is gifted in photography and is especially passionate about the students coming through TCG, desiring to grow with them and watch them exercise their faith on the streets. He oversees the photojournalists and is working on connecting with the churches in the city. 

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SARAH SLAYMAN

CHICAGO

media & ministry director

Sarah is a Senior studying Communications at Moody Bible Institute. She is originally from Pickerington Ohio. Her love for people, photography, and meaningful art has moved her to step up as director of  the Chicago campus as of Jan 2019 . Sarah's role is to oversee the Chicago campus. She equips students, oversee the Chicago Instagram contents.

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JOSHUA KARAT

VANCOUVER

media & ministry director

Joshua Karat is a third year Biblical Studies Major at Columbia Bible College, currently in the Youth Work and the Counseling & Human Services minors. He is a Vancouver native, and currently lives in Abbotsford while attending Columbia. Joshua is incredibly passionate about creating authentic relationship with people, and sees the City’s Gospel as a way to not only connect with people, but connect people with each other and with Jesus

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CHICAGO

PHOTOJOURNALISTS

These students attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago Illinois. They vary in majors, spiritual gifts and photography skills but all exhibit a heart for people

BRITAIN HUSFELT

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ELIANA

PETERS

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JONATHAN

ROBERTS

BRENT

BARRETT

RAQUELLE

RAUGH

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LISA

HEEGARD

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VANCOUVER

PHOTOJOURNALISTS

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

FALL 2019

We have been dreaming, praying and vision casting for God to bring this unique ministry to the city of Vancouver. We want you to join the conversation with us! Become a photojournalist, grow in evangelism! Join the team!

 

There will be an info night Monday, September 9 at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford. Wanna know more and possibly get involved?

 

Please contact us at thecitysgospel.van@gmail.com

INFO NIGHT:

When: Monday,

Sept 9 @ 6:30 pm

Where: Columbia Bible College

If you are interested in our info night, please contact us to confirm.

APPLICATION:

Want to become a photojournalist? Are you passionate about evangelism and story telling? Fill out an application today!

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Get to know us better, our values and vision. We're all about the conversation!

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