Gibson First Baptist Church is a warm and vibrant fellowship of believers in the heart of Gibson, Georgia. We offer Sunday morning and evening services, Wednesday night services, and a variety of classes and programs.
Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about what we offer. And please stop by and visit us anytime . . . we'd love to have you as our guest!
Dr. Mason Davis
Dr. James Mason Davis has spent the last forty-five years working with churches in revitalization as a Senior Pastor, Director of Missions, Church Growth and Ministries Director, and North American Missionary. He holds degrees from Southern Technical Institute, Mercer University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Church Health from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, RoseMaria, come to us from Nashville, Tennesse where he served as pastor of a church working through revitalization. They have three grown children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Please join us in welcoming the Davis' to Gibson First Bapitst Church while Pastor Dean Watson recovers from health issues.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our Statement of Faith (our beliefs) coincide with the Southern Baptist Convention. You may read that statement in its entirety at the SBC website. Please click this link:
Our mission at Gibson FBC is to meet the needs of our congregation as well as our community and beyond. We are blessed to have so many missions minded people on our staff. From our Sunday school leaders to our Master’s Puppets Team, our leadership is always moving forward to seek out the lost, show them the love of Jesus, and help them on their Christian journey . . .
. . . First, we want to offer the plan of salvation to all. We also want to comfort the hurting and see them restored through Christ, (see II Corinthians 1:3-5). Whether it be a member or a visitor, we know that encouragement goes a long way. We are doing all we can by loving those who come through our doors, inviting them to find a place of rest.
We also know that discipleship is important and it is our desire to see everyone grow in the Lord and in His Word. Whether a new Christian or a seasoned believer, we encourage each one to go deeper into God’s Word, that faith may increase.
Finally, we believe that God has gifted everyone in special ways, and we want to help our people discover those talents and gifts, to use for His service and glory. As our lay people grow, they in turn discover their ministry gifts and how to apply them to others in need.
Rev. Dr. Dean Watson is a man of great testimony because of the miraculous way the Lord has worked in his life. Watson says, “I know the Lord is a God of miracles because I am one of those miracles.” You see, Dean was accidentally shot in the head while deer hunting with friends in 1972. The rifle bullet smashed through the left side of his skull and left him an invalid .
Now, after years of physical therapy, he is able to walk with a cane and a right leg brace. He can move his right hand but eats, dresses, and writes left-handed. He says it was extremely difficult for him to learn to do ordinary things differently. Also, he had a hard time coping with healthy people and had to overcome comparing himself with others.
During his early years of physical therapy, he met a quadriplegic who painted. Her determination led him to believe, “if she could paint with no hands, I could learn to paint with my left hand.” He drew upon his latent artistic talents from his high school days, and embarked in this new direction. But God had another surprise for Dean Watson:
God called him into full time ministry. Dean shared that decision with his doctor who in turn didn’t believe Watson could make it. But he did! With God’s help, he began theological studies in 1978 and after graduation he became a pastor. Later he earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees and currently serves with his wife Linda at Gibson First Baptist Church.
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