ABOUT OUR MINISTER
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you… “
Conley Gibbs, Jr. knew as early as age three that God set him apart to proclaim His Word. As a young child, he began his “public” ministry by lining his teddy bears on the bed each night after dinner and preaching to them. His ministerial ambitions grew as he continued to study and developed his speaking style. Dr. David C. Penn recognized young Gibbs’ calling and encouraged him to preach his first sermon at the Robbins Church of Christ at the age of twelve. This also began an Elijah-Elisha relationship whereas Dr. Penn began to mentor Gibbs and provide fatherly guidance and direction to his development as a preacher and church administrator.
The Lord has truly blessed Conley Gibbs, Jr. with favor in the ministry. He has served churches in the Midwest and has gained national attention as a much sought after speaker for churches, universities, regional and national lectureships, marriage retreats, and singles seminars. Additionally, this man of God held a two week Gospel Meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, during which many young adult attendees expressed spiritual hope and renewal.
With a passion for writing, Minister Gibbs served as a monthly columnist for Word Up Magazine & Community Guide (2009 – 2012) and frequently addressed family, community and social issues. He also penned two books, which have been received with great reception by the religious community.
The Preacher, The People & The Problems
A Symphony: Creating the Sound of Marital Harmony
As a public servant, Gibbs has successfully served in civic capacities in which he has shared knowledge and insight to help enhance the mission of organizations served.
Current Board/Civic Duties
Advisory Board Church of Christ National Lectureship
Board Member Ecumenical Leadership Council
Previous Board/Civic Duties
Board of Directors Show Me Arts Academy
Board of Directors Circle of Love Community Development Corporation
Board of Directors Friendship Manor Assisted Living Community
Board of Directors Community Caring Conference
Committee Member Rock Island Community & Economic Development