|Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons
Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons began his ministry as the tenth Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC, on September 1, 2007. Dr. Gibbons is a native of Scotland and served The Church of Scotland since August 1997 as a Regional Development Officer to eight highland presbyteries and most recently as the Moderator of the Presbytery of Inverness.
Dr. Gibbons began biblical studies at Glasgow Bible College in 1982, where several years later he supervised the student placement program and lectured in Evangelism, Communications, and Practical Homiletics. During this time he initiated missions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Before serving with the Board of National Mission in Inverness, he was an associate pastor at Claremont Church in East Kilbride.
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 and his wife, Ruth, have one adult son, Michael.