Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. Once known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World", It is the sixth-largest municipality in Arizona, the fifth-largest in the Metropolitan Phoenix Area. Gilbert encompasses 76 square miles and has made a rapid transformation from an agriculture-based community to an economically diverse suburban center located in the southeast valley of the Greater Phoenix area. In the last three decades, Gilbert has grown at an high rate, increasing in population from 5,717 in 1980 to 208,453 as of the 2010 census; the town grew at an average annual growth rate of nearly 13% during this 30-year period. In 2017, the town's population was estimated to be at 242,354. Gilbert owes its beginnings to William "Bobby" Gilbert, who provided land to the Arizona Eastern Railway in 1902 to construct a rail line between Phoenix and Florence, Arizona. Ayer's Grocery Store, the first store in Gilbert, opened in 1910 and became the location of the first post office in 1912.
The location of the town post office moved several times before settling on the east side of Gilbert Road in downtown, where it still stands today. In 1912, many Mormons who had fled the Mormon colonies in Mexico due to the actions of the forces of Pancho Villa settled in Gilbert. By 1915, they began holding church meetings at the Gilbert Elementary School. In 1918, they were organized into the Gilbert Ward. Incorporated in July 1920, Gilbert was a farming community fueled by the rail line and construction of the Roosevelt Dam and the Eastern and Consolidated Canals, it remained an agricultural town for many years and was known as the "Hay Capital of the World" from 1911 until the late 1920s. In 2019, the town featured on three national surveys, related to safety and family life. Gilbert is located in the southeast portion of the Phoenix metropolitan area, it is northeast of Chandler. According to the United States Census Bureau, in the 2000 Census, the town had an estimated area of 40 square miles.
As of 2009, due to annexations the current Municipal Planning Area of Gilbert has a total area of 76.0 square miles, of which 75.76 square miles is land and 0.24 square miles is water. Gilbert has a tropical and subtropical, hot desert type of climate with dry and hot summers, mild to warm winters, with little rainfall; as of the census of 2010, there were 208,453 people, 74,147 housing units, 3.01 persons per household. Fastest growing municipality in the United States from 1990 to 2003 4th fastest growing municipality in the United States Ranked by CNN's Money magazine in 2008 as one of the best places to live in the United States One of the top 25 safest cities in the United States 34.5% of Gilbert residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher. Highest household median income in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area with population 50,000+ According to Nielsen's Claritas demographics, in 2009 the racial makeup of the town was: 81.51% White 15.39% Hispanics or Latinos 3.08% Black or African American 0.79% Native American 4.70% Asian 0.23% Pacific Islander 5.97% from other races 3.73% from two or more races2009 estimated population data by gender/age: 31.37 average age male/female.
By 2019, the average age was reported as 33.6. 50.22% male 30.03 est. average age 49.78% female 31.82 est. average age 37.14% population under 21 33.25% population under 18 70.01% population over 16 66.76% population over 18 62.86% population over 21 5.30% population over 652009 estimated population age 15+ by marital status: 20.87% never married 66.71% married, spouse present 2.23% married, spouse absent 2.11% widowed 8.07% divorced2009 estimated population age 25+ educational attainment: 92.33% high school/GED or higher 37.5% bachelor's degree or higher. A 2019 report put the rate at close to 50% for residents over the age of 25. 10.46% master's degree or higher2009 estimated household by household income: $109,213 average household income $89,077 median household income. Median income noted as >$87,000 in a report of 2013-2017 US Census data, as compared to a state-wide median of $53,000. $35,559 per capita Income 2.28% of families are below the poverty level Various religious denominations are represented in Gilbert.
The town has been known for its high population of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a fact evidenced by the building of Gilbert Arizona Temple dedicated March 2, 2014. According to the town's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Additional employers noted in a 2019 report were Dignity Health, employing about 1,000; these performers have been associated with Gilbert: Lydia, band Lindsey Stirling, violinist and performer. Former Gilbert Fire Chief Collin DeWitt fundraised extensively for three years to create the memorial, to bring the beam from New York City to Arizona, he drove to collect it himself along with his Assistant Fire Chief Jim Jobusch. The design of the memorial angles the beam. Four granite walls bear the names of those lost to the attacks. Concrete was poured in the shape of a pentagon for the foundation of the memorial, it is surrounded by bricks which carry names of some of
David Richards is an American professional wrestler, best known for his time with Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor. And for several independent promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Full Impact Pro. Richards has worked internationally in Pro Wrestling Noah through ROH's involvement in the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance, a global organization of cooperative promotions that allow their competitors to travel abroad to other companies, in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Richards is a former ROH World Champion, he is an eight-time world tag team champion, having won the ROH World Tag Team Championship three times, as well as a two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and the TNA World Tag Team Champion with Eddie Edwards. He has won several titles in the Independent circuit, most notably the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, PWG World Championship, the FIP World Heavyweight Championship twice and the PWG World Tag Team Championship three times. Richards was the winner of several tournaments that highlight the top performers of the United States, most notably East Coast Wrestling Association's Super 8 Tournament in 2006 and PWG's Battle of Los Angeles in the same year.
Prior to entering professional wrestling, Richards was an accomplished amateur wrestler in high school, as well as learning Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Richards began training in 2004 with Tony Kozina before making his debut in June of the same year in the Washington-based company, Pro Wrestling War against a wrestler named Mr. Sexy. Richards spent time training with Paul Orndorff in Atlanta, while working at the same time at a Duracell factory an hour-and-a-half drive away in Cleveland, Tennessee. In April 2005, he began wrestling for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in California, he returned for a three-way match with Human Tornado and Puma. J. Perkins, starting a rivalry between the two. Richards began to work more extensively in tag team matches with his new partner, Super Dragon. Following the loss, Richards entered singles competition to be in the company's annual Battle of Los Angeles tournament by defeating, Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, Cima, a guest from Japan's Dragon Gate promotion, in the finals.
Richards went back to tag team competition to win the tag championship for a second time with Strong defeating B-Boy and former partner, Super Dragon, only to lose the belts back to their former champions the following night. Richards spent his time with PWG in a number of singles matches until the fall of 2007 at European Vacation II, he and Dragon reunited to defeat rivals Kevin Steen and El Generico; the two held the championship until January 2008. He returned to the company sixty days competing in the Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament, once again teaming up with Super Dragon. After they were eliminated in the first round by the team of Steen and Generico, Dragon took time off due to a shoulder injury, Richards returned to singles competition. Richards defeated Kenny Omega on February 27, 2010, at As the Worm Turns to win the PWG World Championship for the first time. On September 13, 2010, Richards was stripped of the title, when he was unable to defend it due to other booking commitments.
Richards returned to PWG during the WrestleReunion 5 weekend on January 29, 2011, in a match, where he defeated by Low Ki. On March 4, Richards and Eddie Edwards entered the DDT4 tag team tournament, where they made it to the semifinals before losing to eventual tournament winners, The Young Bucks. In his next PWG appearance on September 10, Richards unsuccessfully challenged Kevin Steen for the PWG World Championship. During December 2013's All Star Weekend X, Richards announced it would be his final weekend with the promotion. On December 21, Richards was defeated by Ricochet in his PWG farewell match. On June 3, 2006, Richards made his debut with Ring of Honor at Destiny by defeating Jimmy Rave; this was the start of a rivalry with Rave, who challenged Richards to a rematch at In Your Face on June 17. During the match, the pre-match ritual of fans throwing toilet paper at Rave backfired when one roll hit the chandelier above the ring, breaking some glass that scattered in the ring; the two wrestled on that glass, resulting in numerous cuts on both men's bodies, Richards went on to win the rematch.
Soon after, Richards was chosen as the American protégé of Kenta, a junior heavyweight from the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah, on loan to the company as part of the talent exchange agreement between the two, the Global Professional Wrestling Alliance. On August 4, the two teamed together to face the Briscoe Brothers with Richards ending up getting pinned; the next night, Richards faced his mentor in a singles match at Fight of the Century. In early 2007, Richards helped Roderick Strong turn on Strong's former Generation Next partner Austin Aries. Together and Strong formed the No Remorse Corps, a contingency out to hinder Aries' endeavors; the No Remorse Co
The Evangelische Allianz is a national evangelical alliance, member of the World Evangelical Alliance. It regroup evangelical Christianity, a part of the Evangelical Church in Germany, German Free Churches, “inner church confraternity” and relief organizations; the EA was established as a loose knit federation, after a meeting in London. One of the co-founders of EA was Thomas Chalmers, himself a founder of a Scottish Free Church, invited deputies of 52 reformed churches; the deputies came from twelve nations of North Europe. There are three sections in the German-speaking area. All three are part of the World Evangelical Alliance since 1952; the German Evangelical Alliance has been active since 1851 in Germany. At present the German EA has members who are connected, they are connected to the EA-Organisation or welfare services, who are a part of the "Evangelische Allianz". There are free churches or free groups who support the alliance. Deputies of the Evangelische Allianz meet once a year in Bad Blankenburg for the Alliance-Conference.
The affiliated “Institute for the Islamic Question” gives a special service of information about Islam from a Christian point of view. The "Deutsche Evangelische Allianz" is an accredited organisation by German law and is represented in the Bundestag by Wolfgang Baake as Commissioner of the German EA. Before 1990 in Germany there were two separate organisations, since the division of the country. In the GDR there was the "Evangelische Allianz in der DDR" and the "Deutsche Evangelische Allianz e. V." in the West, based in Stuttgart. In the course of reunification of Germany both organisations merged; the offices of the "Deutschen Evangelische Allianz" were until November 2004 in Stuttgart. Being pushed for money, the Organisation moved to Bad Blankenburg. Today the German EA is a state-approved organisation, with a conference center, recreation home and hotel; the Austrian Evangelical Alliance has been active since 1870 in Switzerland. The Swiss Evangelical Alliance is active all over Switzerland, not only in the German-speaking area.
In the French-speaking area of Switzerland the EA is known as “Alliance évangélique Suisse”, abbreviated AES. Cochlovius, Joachim, "Evangelische Allianz", Theologische Realenzyklopädie, 10, pp. 650–56. Westerheide, Rudolf, EINS – Wie wir als Christen glaubwürdig werden. Impulstour 2004, Born, ISBN 3-417-24817-5. Magazine EiNS - Gemeinsam Glauben, Miteinander Handeln, frequency 4x a year Giveaway to special themes, per example Islam Statements to ethic and political question of principle Newsletters Evangelical Alliance German Evangelical Alliance, German: Deutsche Evangelische Allianz Swiss Evangelical Alliance, German: Schweizerische Evangelische Allianz World Evangelical Alliance European Evangelical Alliance Hope for Europe from European Evangelical Alliance News Service of German Evangelical Alliance “idea” - news in German