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Rev. Paul H. Gibson,
Executive Minister, ABC/GRR

(217) 726 - 7366

The Rev. Paul Gibson, a native of North Dakota, has been named to be the next Executive Minister of the Great Rivers Region of American Baptist Churches.  Rev. Gibson comes to this position from the pastorate of First Baptist Church, Bismarck, ND.  Having served as pastor of churches in Arizona, Nevada and Missouri and most recently North Dakota, he will assume his new position on January 1, 2016.  He and his wife, Melissa, reside in Springfield, IL

Rev. Gibson received his graduate degree, Master of Divinity, from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkley, CA.  Before that he graduated from Valley City State University in ND. He has done graduate work toward a Doctor of Ministry at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  Before starting as our Executive Minister, Rev. Gibson was serving as Regional Board President of the American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas. 

Paul and Melissa have two grown children.  Hunter is in the U.S. Marines and located in California.  Emily is a Communication Specialist in Minneapolis, MN.  Mrs. Gibson is legal secretary.

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