Gisele Kalonzo-Douglas Jim
General Counsel, Bethel Gospel Assembly Inc Gisèle Mutoba Kalonzo-Douglas, Esq. is an attorney with 16 years of cumulative experience as a trusted advisor to executive management teams on risk mitigation, ethics and compliance, litigation, and corporate governance. Currently, Gisèle is the General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs to Bethel Gospel Assembly Inc., an international religious corporation based in New York City. In this role, Gisèle guides the leadership team in the identification and mitigation of risk, ensuring adherence with applicable laws and regulations governing tax-exempt and religious corporations and providing oversight over its growing real estate portfolio valued at over $100 million. Gisèle also serves as Senior Editorial Advisor to “Church, Law and Tax” which engages over 4.5 million Christian leaders worldwide and provides critical content and practical solutions on important issues pertinent to religious and tax- exempt organizations.Gisèle was previously a criminal defense attorney for a prominent firm in New York City where she represented clients in a variety of cases, from white collar crimes to homicides, and litigated in state and federal courts.Gisèle was born in the Democratic Republic of The Congo and emigrated to the United States with her family when she was 11 years old. She is the proud daughter of Andre Ilunga “Tout Puissant” and Laura Kassombola Kalonzo. Gisèle holds a B.A. in Political Science- International Relations from The City College of New York and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Martin and son Jayden.