|Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons, Senior Pastor
Since September 1, 2007, Dr. Gibbons, a native of Scotland, has served as the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC, one of the largest churches in the state, with an active membership of 3,500, including 60 staff and 6 pastors.
In addition to providing 21st-century leadership at the heart of the city, Dr. Gibbons’ main focus is serving as the church’s primary preacher and leader of the pastoral staff. He seeks to bring spiritual insight, purpose, and direction to the officers, staff, and congregation of the church, as well as to many in the Greenville community through a Sunday morning television broadcast, First and Foremost. First Presbyterian Church, Greenville, is an active and thriving congregation dedicated to serving those in need locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dr. Gibbons holds joint honors in Ecclesiastical History and Systematic Theology from the University of Glasgow and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Highland Theological College. He has also served as Chair of the ECO Theological Task Force, and was privileged to be Chaplain of the Day for the United States Senate in 2018. He and his wife, Ruth, have one adult son.