Gil was born in Colombia and lives in the US state of New Jersey. He and his wife, Gloria Maria, have two children, Daniel and Monica. Gil was a ministry leader and clerk at Calvary Baptist Church of Hackensack, NJ. He currently teaches Sunday School at the First Hispanic Baptist Church of Passaic.
Ivan is the Second Place winner of LOGOI’s Writing Contest (August 2008) with his article Cómo debe el cristiano disfrutar la vida [How should Christians enjoy life].