Jesse Gibson

October 8, 1934 - January 6, 2020
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Springfield, Mo 65807
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Pastor Jess Gibson Jesse Max Gibson passed into the kingdom of heaven on Monday, January 6, 2020 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Jess was born on October 8, 1934 in Emporia, Kansas to George and Alice Gibson. He is preceded in death by his brother, George Jr., and sisters, Peggy and Eula Mae, his nephew Walt Jr. and
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Karen Kalan ( Sacora) left a message on January 14, 2020:
I met Jess and Paula in 1979 when I was in nursing school in Springfield. The church was small and just getting started. They were so personable and caring. They came to the dorm and prayed for me when I was sick, and took me to the airport one early morning when my dad passed. Paula even came through Cedar Rapids to see me after I moved back. They were friends and mentors. Solid caring people I looked up to. I'm so thankful our paths have crossed.
John Howson left a message on January 13, 2020:
Ruth & John Howson Our hearts go out to Paula and her Family at this difficult time.We were under Jess's direction and leadership for several years with Bridges for Peace. We appreciate his guidance, friendship and encouragement to us. He blessed us in so many ways. I love Romans 14: 8, "For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's".
Jenna Garrett left a message on January 13, 2020:
What a life well lived! Thanks forever to Pastor Jess and Miss Paula for teaching me to love others with abandon, be courageous, and charge towards adventure without fear. You helped set the foundation for the rest of my life. I am the person I am today because of you. We hold you in our hearts and will love you always.
Dennis D. Frey left a message on January 13, 2020:
I was privileged to serve with Jess as a member of the International Board of Bridges for Peace. During our travels to, and around Israel, it was an equal privilege to become friends with Jess and Paula - not only fellow members of the BFP Board, but friends who love and trust one another. I struggle to find words adequate to express how much that friendship means to me, and my personal assessment of Jess as a man, and fellow minister of the Gospel. So, like we ministers are apt to do, I must turn to the Scriptures. These words fit Jess: "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way" (Psalm 37:23). I am totally assured in my spirit that the LORD is delighted in the way Jess lived his life. All who knew him, know that his steps, wherever they may have been directed on earth, were intimately in the direction he has now reached - heaven. Many are on that same path because of him - a man of blessed memory. Dennis D. Frey, President, Master's International University of Divinity
Rosie Thames left a message on January 11, 2020:
Pastor Jess, thanks so much for praying over my family and for the encouragement and love from you and Paula! You were one phenomenal man and you are greatly missed! My heart goes out to Paula and the entire family, I pray for supernatural strength and comfort during this time!??❤️
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Mike Gibson left a message on January 11, 2020:
Love you and miss you my Daddy
Patty Blesse left a message on January 11, 2020:
After my huband( age 35) recieved a heart transplant in 1988, I was on a path of extreme gratitude to the Lord! I was seeking hard after Him. I was already a Christian. The fall on 1990 was a major spiritual transition in my life as God's path took me to Cornerstone Church. I had never heard such marvelous teaching! Jess Gibson was that teacher/ preacher! He so often would say," Now watch this! What this!" as he was reading scripture and wanted us to be sure to catch it's meaning. I was baptized in Holy Spirit that fall. My son and daughter were saved and baptized. My spiritual life took off like a rocket! Jess Gibson...what an incredible man. Paula Gibson! What a woman of God and friend! My love for Israel blossomed under Jess Gibson and Dr David Allen Lewis's ministries. Now they are together! Our hearts ache for Paula's and the families' hearts.. Much love and prayers. ❤️Patty, Mike and Kaley Blesse
Keith Buxton left a message on January 11, 2020:
Keith & Trixie Buxton Jess was one of those people to whom you could not help being instantly attracted - a man of warmth, humour, wisdom, passion, integrity, compassion, genuine interest in hearing your story, and an encourager in countless ways. His was a full life well lived, and we send to Paula and his family our condolences at this time. May you be blessed by your many memories of a truly wonderful man.
Rebecca Brimmer left a message on January 10, 2020:
There are not enough words to express all Jess Gibson has been to us. Pastor, teacher , mentor, friend, spiritual father, fellow traveler. He has left indelible marks on our lives. His legacy is deep and powerful. As chairman of Bridges for Peace he blessed Israel in special ways. In Hebrew we won’t say goodbye, but rather legitraot (till we meet again).
Glenda Scott left a message on January 10, 2020:
Pastor Gibson was a fine man and we will miss him greatly. On behalf of all us at New Covenant Academy, we send our condolences and prayers for his family and friends.
Roy Kendall left a message on January 10, 2020:
It’s hard to believe I’m writing condolences for Superman Jess Gibson! We were just together a couple months ago for a BFP board meeting with him as chairman... Jess, I wanna be like you when I grow up! Paula, you will always be like a favorite aunt to me & Mary and I’m sure many many others… I know that words seem feeble at this moment so just know that we are standing around you now even in spirit, crying, hugging, smiling and not knowing the future but for sure knowing the One Who holds the future… Heaven just got more real. Love, Roy & Mary in Jerusalem ?
Tom left a message on January 10, 2020:
It has been quite interesting and enjoyable knowing you all these years Pastor Jess. It has also been an honor to share three grandkids with you. Tom Owens Farmington, Utah
Jessica Barton left a message on January 9, 2020:
Pastor Jess was one of a kind. He was full of wisdom, compassion and love. He had a wonderful smile and a way to make you feel so welcome and cared for. He remembered all your previous conversations and really listened when you talked to him. We will miss him and rejoice knowing he is with our Savior and that we will get to hang out with him again for all eternity. My prayers go out to Miss Paula and all his family and friends.
Nemra and Darrell Rhoden left a message on January 8, 2020:
We were blessed to be under Pastor Gibson's teachings for a season. He has left his mark in our heart and minds. He made us feel special and supported us be part of the music ministry and Royal Rangers ,teachers for jr. high Sunday School. as well as directing Christmas Plays. He even let us drive the Church bus for a season to pick us the 22 kids on our block.! He was a special teacher of God's Word and we will always remember him. Blessings to His family. Nemra and Darrell Rhoden
David Friedman left a message on January 8, 2020:
We are grateful for the life of Pastor Gibson. His love for the Jewish people and Israel is something we will always remember him for, and will be grateful to him and to his family. Our condolences, The Friedman family, Jerusalem, Israel
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