Candy Gibbs know the agony of abortion first hand. The daughter of a youth minister would have never thought that she would find herself in a crisis pregnancy. At 18, with the help of her father, Candy made the devastating choice of abortion. Their testimony is one of devastation, regret, shame and grief and the truth of God’s healing grace and unfailing love. Candy loves to speak of the restorative work God has done in her life. Sheis now the Executive Director of the CareNet Pregnancy Centers & Mentoring Programs in Amarillo, Texas. Her passion for the Pro-Life message has led her to travel the nation speaking about these issues.
She is the author of Rescue: Raising Teens in a Drowning Culture as well as Chosen and Pearls, curriculum for pre-teens and teens, and encourages hundreds of parents through her blog on CandyGibbs.com. CareNet Pregnancy Centers in Amarillo sees over 1,000 clients each month. CareNet Mentoring Programs, spear-headed by Candy, has over 20,000 interactions per month with pre-teens and teens during the school year. Candy speaks regularly to Pro-Life events, as well as, teens and parent events around the country.
Candy and her husband Brian make their home in Bushland, Texas with their teenage daughter, Madi. Their son, Jake, is a student at Texas A&M University; and, their oldest son, Tanner, is a US Airman currently serving in Montana with their daughter-in-law and three precious grandchildren.
"I love to brag on Candy. She is the best speaker I have ever used, that is why I continue to bring her back."
"Our Donors LOVED Candy. Her message was clear and to the point. Very effective presentation that resonated with the audience."
“Candy went above and beyond to participate and encourage us in what our ministry is doing. A huge increase in previous years due to her effective, powerful message. Those that attended were deeply moved and gave very generously.”
"Candy Gibbs and CareNet have been the best resources our campus has accessed in addressing the real life needs of middle school students in an honest and direct manner. CareNet works with our school to educate parents and students on topics neither group is equipped to deal with. One of our primary goals for the upcoming school year is better utilize the programs that CareNet provides to our school district."
'Candy fit perfectly into the realm we needed her, which was speaking to our JH and HS girls about abstinence. Candy was a great balance of fact, honesty, humor and personal relevance. Her testimony affected many of the girls and she knew when to throw in a funny comment to be sure they were listening. We watched the girls’ reactions and they were engaged. Our surveys back from the girls were they wish she could’ve spoken more. What better way to tell her how great she did; instead of eating and socializing, they would’ve rather listened to her more.”