Gibson new leader for GRR churches - Word&Way

Gibson new leader for GRR churches

Paul Gibson on Jan. 1 became the new executive minister of Great Rivers Region of American Bap­tist Churches, headquartered in Springfield, Ill. GRR includes about 230 churches across Illinois and Missouri, except Chicago.

Paul GibsonPaul GibsonHe comes from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Bismarck, N.D. He also has served churches in Arizona, Nevada and Missouri.

Gibson holds an M.Div. degree from the American Bap­tist Seminary of the West, Berkley, Calif. He is a graduate of Valley City (N.D.) State University and has done graduate work toward a D.Min. degree from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

He and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of two grown children.