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
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.
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