New Anglican Dean appointed
Anglican Bishop Dr John Holder has formally announced the appointment of Canon Jeffrey Gibson as Dean of the Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels, effective February 1, 2016.
Gibson, who was ordained to the priesthood on July 23, 1984, cut his pastoral teeth at the Christ Church Parish Church before he was appointed to Holy Trinity, St Philip on January 1, 1986.
He served there for eight and half years during which time he was said to have inspired several new lay ministries and positioned the church to further engage the growing civil parish of St Philip.
On July 1, 1994 he was appointed Rector of St Leonard’s Church, where he has had a record of significant pastoral service over the past 21 years.
In addition to his parish work, Gibson has served as a part-time lecturer in Christian Ethics at Codrington College and the Barbados Community College. He was also Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Government Industrial Schools, Chairman of the Board of Management of the St Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School and Deputy Chairman of the Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Board.
A former student of the Boy’s Foundation School, he holds a First Class Honours Degree in Theology from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from Codrington College, a Master of Theology Degree (Th.M.) from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (DMin.) which he completed in May this year at the Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana, USA.
A keen sportsman, Gibson played competitive volleyball and cricket at various levels. He is a member of the Pickwick Cricket Club and a life member of the Barbados Cricket Association.
He is the husband Rosemary and their union in 1985 has produced two daughters, Leah and Joelle.