Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson

March 20, 1965 – April 25, 2022

Kevin passed away April 25, 2022. The son of the late Edward Gibson and wife Ida McHarg, he was born March 20, 1965, in Henderson, KY. He was united in marriage to Christy Miller on June 11,1994.

He graduated from Union High School, East Central College, and William Jewel College in MO. God’s path took him to Southern Theological Seminary (Master’s in Church Music) and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).

Kevin’s passion and excellence were evident in music and worship. He was a gifted and creative worship pastor. He valued all people and ministered to them in various settings: as a paraprofessional with special education students, or as staff member involved with prison ministries. Kevin was witty with a great sense of humor. He related well with people of all ages and had a knack for bringing people together through music, pickleball, and social gatherings. Kevin always had great choir celebrations and KY Derby parties. He loved BBQ and popcorn, cycling and hiking, and enjoying STL and KC Christmas lights each year. Favorite sports teams were STL Cardinals, Blues, and Mizzou. He had a true zest for life.

Kevin was a talented musician and music leader. In high school he was in the marching band and at East Central College participated in choral and music programs. Within church settings Kevin directed worship music, choirs, and praise bands. Throughout his career, Kevin was on the staff of churches in KY, IL, MO, and NE. He was on the Board of Trustees for the Word & Way, a Baptist publication. He was a co-founder of Restoration Arts in Kansas City, MO. Music and his faith were hallmarks of his life.

Survived by wife, Christy; brother, Glenn (Theresa); niece, Amanda Sullentrup; great niece, Avery Sullentrup; brother-in-law, Nathaniel Miller (Tracy); nephews, Gabriel and Dylan Miller.

Preceded in death by parents, Rev. Edward and Ida Gibson; brother, Gregory Gibson; infant twin brother and sister, Mark and Melody.

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 30th, 11am at West Hills Church (3015 S. 82nd Ave., Omaha 68124) with visitation from 10-11am

Private Interment.

Memorials are suggested to: 1)  Crossroads Connection Ministries: http://www.crossroadsconnectionne.org/donate-16;  2)  Compassion International: https://www.compassion.com/ways-to-donate.htm  3)  Word and Way: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1942832.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.

14 Comments

  • Cheryl and Jim Shollenberger Posted April 28, 2022 4:32 pm

    Our most sincere condolences to Christy and all of Kelvin’s family. We are so sad to know he is gone too soon, but are thankful we were privileged to know him and enjoy his talent and witty personality.. Rest In Peace, Kevin.

  • Phyllis Caton Posted April 28, 2022 4:41 pm

    Christy and all your families. Remembering you in Prayer as of now and in the coming weeks ahead. Also this comes from Licking First Baptist Church in Licking Mo.

  • Dale and JoAnn Emerson Posted April 28, 2022 5:19 pm

    Christy
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these days of grieving.

  • Jill Blaylock Posted April 28, 2022 6:47 pm

    Praying for you and your extended family. It was always a joy to see him when he visited his mom and our congregation at Central Baptist church in Eureka.

  • Tracy Farley Posted April 28, 2022 7:42 pm

    Today Kevin is singing praises at the feet of King Jesus!

  • Kaitlin Bates Posted April 28, 2022 8:27 pm

    Oh Christy the news this week was so shocking. Music, as you know, has a special way of bonding people together. Kevin was such a good friend to me and I enjoyed sharing music and worshiping together. I saw Jesus in every Sunday he organized music for, every church gathering, every Hanging of the Green, all of it. He was so very special, and special to me! Thankful to have known him. My family and I will be praying that you feel the Lords presence and comforting hand through the coming days. Please keep in touch.

  • Milton Bost Posted April 29, 2022 6:23 am

    Christy, Marcia and I are praying for you through this loss. Kevin was a friend who was always a friend, whether we had seen him a day ago or five years ago. We know he was your best friend.

  • Milton and Marcia Bost Posted April 29, 2022 6:27 am

    Christy, Marcia and I are praying for you through this. Kevin was the kind of friend that was always a friend, whether you saw him a day ago or hadn’t seen him in five years. We know he was your best friend.

  • Charissa and Ron Wells Posted April 29, 2022 11:04 am

    I was saddened when I heard of Kevin’s passing. Our continued prayers for you and your family. It was a joy to work with Kevin. He had so many talents and wonderful ideas. Our church family was truly blessed by his gifts.

  • Janet Craynon Posted April 29, 2022 5:37 pm

    Christy — Kevin made grate contributions to the Church Music program in Illinois, and particularly at Springfield Southern Baptist Church. I was so sorry to hear of your loss, and you will be in my prayers.

  • Don Mason Posted April 29, 2022 7:15 pm

    Christy, I am so very sorry for Kevin’s passing. He was a kind and loving man. With a quick smile and great laugh. The Mason family is praying for you and the whole family. God’s grace and strength to you.

  • Deloris Vandivort Posted April 29, 2022 11:21 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. What a guy! Kevin was one of those kids amen we were growing up got along with everyone and was always a great guy. We fought over 1st chair in percussion off and on through elementary and junior high. I kept in touch through Facebook however was hoping to see him in person soon. I admired his accomplishments in life from a far and counted him as a friend. Love and Prayers to Christy and his family. What a Guy!

  • Betty Sanders Posted April 30, 2022 6:16 am

    Dearest Christy, After the shock of Kevin’s passing, I began remembering such awesome experiences at River View Baptist Church as well as here in Camp David! When I had to come get you two when you road too far & called me to bring the truck & come & get you all! Burning popcorn & seeing monsters out our back door! I loved Kevin so much & love you! Please take care!

  • Vickie Jones Posted May 2, 2022 8:08 pm

    Christy- my thoughts & prayers are with you. Kevin was such a great guy, consummate professional who
    made everyone around him better. Master at music and super funny!! He will be missed. With Love, Vickie & David

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