Kyla Gillespie was born in BC, Canada. Being raised in a Christian home, she came to faith in Jesus Christ at a young age. As early as the age of five, she began to experience gender dysphoria. In her teens, wrestling with both same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria, life became difficult. She spent her late teens and adult years as a Professional Women's Hockey Player. After a lifelong battle with Gender Identity, in 2011 she fully transitioned from female to male. While living as a male for six years, God revealed himself to her in a powerful way. Since then she has fully de-transitioned and is now living out her God-given gender and sexuality as a woman in pursuit of Jesus.
Kyla has a passion for teaching, speaking and sharing the Gospel. She travels within Canada and the USA and would love to travel the world sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Kyla has been working on writing blogs, and podcasts. She has been a contributor to The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender in film and Conferences.
Her deep desire is to make Jesus known and help other Christians be better equipped to love the LGBTQ+ community. Kyla is an active and involved member of her local Church, Gospel City, in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada.
“Kyla demonstrates a rare blend of grace
and truth. I’ve ministered alongside
Kyla several times and it’s so evident that she has a huge heart for marginalized people and a courageous commitment to God’s Word.”
President of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender
“Kyla is a shining example of what it looks like for someone to follow Jesus with all of their life, even when it isn’t easy to do so. Her joyful passion for God, His Word, and helping people is truly inspiring.”
Elder, Gospel City Church
Kyla is an inspiring example of how to humbly and faithfully follow Jesus in every area of life.
She has deeply encouraged our ministry by courageously sharing her story and demonstrating conviction, compassion, grace, and truth. I highly recommend her.
P2C, Students Campus Team Leader