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Introducing Rev. Steven R. Gibson


I count it a blessing to serve as your Interim Pastor! I will give you a brief history of my ministry: I met my wife, Jane Ritchie Gibson while we were students at Southern Seminary. She continues to serve as the musician

at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Franklin.


We have a son, Noah who lives in Austin, TX with his wife

Kari, and their children Henry (age 5) and

Claire (age 8 months). I retired from Franklin Baptist

following the Christmas Eve service after completing over

17 years of ministry in Franklin.

In July of 2022, I successfully completed training with the Center for Healthy Churches Interim Training, Raleigh, NC. 

I will work diligently to learn your names. I request that you please repeat your name to me several times so that I may remember it. 



Please pray daily for your Pastor Search Committee and for Millfield Baptist Church

Please pray daily for Frank and Janet as they enter a new chapter in life

Please alert me to people that need a Pastoral Visit


Phillipians 1:3-6

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

It is my joy to serve our Lord with you!


A little more on the background and experience of

Rev. Steven R. Gibson

Home Church: Greenpond Baptist Church, Chatham, VA

Education: Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC (1978)

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (1981)

Married: Jane Ritchie Gibson, July 4, 1981

(Jane has served Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Franklin, VA since 2005)

Ordination Date: September 11, 1983; Rivermont Baptist Church, Danville, VA

One Son: Noah and wife Kari, children Henry and Claire; Austin, TX


Churches Served:

Fort Trial Baptist, Bassett, VA

First Baptist Church, Kinston, NC

Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, NC

Franklin Baptist Church, Franklin, VA


Additional education:

STEP Ministry Training, (Transitional and Interim Ministry Training) Center for Healthy Churches

Numerous years attending the Festival of Homiletics (The country's preeminent preaching conference)

Princeton Theological Seminary, Eagle Institute of Preaching

The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Numerous Pastoral Seminars

Luther Seminary, Preaching Conference



Convention Preacher, American Guild of Organists Regional Convention

The preacher at the 50th Anniversary of Fort Trial Baptist Church

Member and Officer of Virginia Interim Ministry Network

Numerous terms serving as the Moderator and Vice-Moderator of Blackwater Baptist Association

Service at BGAV

Member of the Memorial Committee

Member of the BGAV Scholarship Committee

Faculty of Worship and Music Arts Summer Camp

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