“Happy 9th Anniversary, Pastor Mark”

He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. (Colossians 1:7-8)

Yesterday this verse was in my daily Bible reading and my mind immediately turned to Pastor Mark Gibson. I have worked with Mark over the last four years and discover more and more everyday the fact that “he is a faithful minister of Christ” on our behalf. On April 1, 2001 God’s providential hand led him to Reformed Presbyterian Church in Beaumont from North Carolina (He jokingly notes that his first Sunday was April Fool’s Day), and he has faithfully ministered God’s Word to Christ’s flock ever since.

He understands that God’s growing of His church is done most often in the way that Jesus described when he said, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.” (Matthew 13:33) As he expositionally preaches through the Word of God, God’s Spirit quietly works within the hearts of people to grow them in His grace, and mold them into the image of Christ.

Thank you, Mark, for being the shepherd that God has called you to be at RPC over the last nine years. May the Lord use you there for many more (Deo Volente).



  1. Sandra A. said,

    April 1, 2010 at 6:58 AM

    Yes, we have the best preaching of the Word from both of our pastors. We thank GOD for both of you.

    • cliftonr said,

      April 2, 2010 at 4:46 AM


      Thank you for your gracious comment.

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