Our Pastor
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Our Pastor
Pastor Jimmy R. Gibson, Sr. was born in Rayville, LA to the late Reverend and Mrs. Rueben Gibson, Sr. He is the youngest of ten children.  Pastor Gibson has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), and graduated with honors from Luther Rice University (Lithonia, GA) with a Masters Degree in Ministry.  He was elected to the 2002/2003 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities.  Reverend Gibson is an accomplished minister, musician, and singer with over thirty years of experience in pastoral leadership.  He comes from a line of gifted preachers, as his Father and Grandfather were major contributors to his early accomplishments in ministry.  Reverend Gibson is a blessed, anointed and gifted man of God who is committed to carrying out God’s Vision.


In 1979, at age 20, Pastor Gibson was licensed to preach.  He began his first pastorate in November of 1979 at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Rayville, LA. During his tenure at Mount Olive, he led the membership in the total renovation and enlargement of its facilities.  Pastor Gibson remembered the Word of God as it admonishes us to “…go into the vineyard and work, for the harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few.” (Matt 9:37-38)  With the Word of God planted very deeply in his heart, he accepted the call to pastor Seigle Community Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA in 1980.  Under his leadership at Seigle, a multi-purpose center was constructed and a tutorial program was instituted. In May of 1989, he became the full-time Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Bastrop, LA, where he led the membership in erasing all indebtedness, and cast the vision for the acquisition of a former Catholic church/school.


In August 1995, Pastor Gibson followed the command of God, and moved to Georgia to pastor Thankful Baptist Church in Decatur.  There, he also led the membership in erasing all church indebtedness.  In November of 1997, he organized the New Vision Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.  In June 2000, he became the Pastor of Forest Chapel Baptist Church of Forest Park, GA, where he remained for seven years, overseeing several church renovation projects and the purchase of a church marquee.  In June 2007, Pastor Gibson was elected the full-time Pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA where he is committed to carrying out God’s “Vision” for the Body of Christ. In addition to his pastoral accomplishments, Pastor Gibson is also a highly sought-after revivalist who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the nation.


Pastor Gibson is married to the former Mable Allen, who is also a native of Louisiana.  They have two adult children, Melaney Gibson Hardeman and Jimmy R. Gibson, Jr., and two beautiful grandchildren, Makenzie and Marcus Jr.  His goals are to promote biblical morals and raise the standard of Christian living.  He is a man of vision, courage, and passion for ministry who relentlessly embraces the idea that, “Love is, what love does!”

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