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Presiding Elder Gibson's Vita

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Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Anthony K.R. Gibson and First Lady Belinda Renee Gibson

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    Rev. Dr. Anthony K.R. Gibson
    (Indianapolis District Presiding Elder
     and International President )




Anthony Kenya’ Robertson Gibson was born September 13, 1969 in Gary, Indiana to the former Louise S. Robertson and the late Barry E. Gibson. He was baptized at the St. Andrew A.M.E. Zion Church and served as a Christian Education Department officer and Minister of Music with his grandmother Mrs. Velma Mae Robertson. Dr. Gibson is married to the former Belinda Renee Burts. They have three sons: Gregory, Jeremy, and Jared Gibson and one beautiful granddaughter: Brayya.

After graduating with honors from the William A. Wirt Senior High School in Gary, he matriculated to Indiana University in Bloomington where he completed a double major in Journalism and African American Studies. He furthered his education at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for the Master’s of Divinity degree and earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from Trinity Bible College and Seminary. He most recently graduated with Highest Honors from Strayer University with a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Organizational Development.

Spiritually, the late Bishop Roy Anderson Holmes appointed Dr. Gibson Indianapolis District Presiding Elder of the Indiana Conference of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on October 2, 2010. On February 23, 2017, Dr. Gibson was elected the seventh and the youngest International President of the Presiding Elder’s Council of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. In this role, he provides executive leadership to Presiding Elders around the world and guides the process to support Episcopal leadership, strengthen District stewardship and establish best practices for those who serve as Presiding Elders. He is the former Youth Minister at Broadway Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Louisville, Kentucky; pastor of Saint Mark Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Indianapolis, Indiana; Wallace Temple A.M.E. Zion Church in Anderson, Indiana; Taylortown A.M.E. Zion Church in Louisville, Kentucky; and Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Springfield, Kentucky. He was ordained in the A.M.E. Zion Church a Deacon 1996 and an Elder in 1998.

Professionally, Dr. Gibson is the Human Resource Business Partner at Eskenazi Health, Indiana’s largest non-profit quasi-governmental health system with 5,000 employees, 350 beds and revenue of over $500 million. Prion to that, Dr. Gibson was National Director of Human Resources for ResCare, a national workforce services solutions company with nearly 40,000 employees and earnings of over $2 billion annually. In addition, Dr. Gibson serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kenaniah Management Group, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational and change management. Dr. Gibson has served as the Affirmative Action Director for the State of Indiana; a contracted Human Resource Director for the US Department of Labor; Assistant Administrator for Manor Care Nursing Home in Anderson, Indiana, the third largest long-term health care center in Indiana; Corporate Director of Organizational Development for Springfield Health Care Center in Indianapolis; Executive Director of Organizational Development for Career System Development Corp. in Rochester, New York; and the Executive Director of Student Success and Persistence at Indiana University. He has been a police and court reporter for the Lexington, Kentucky Herald-Leader and the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal.

Dr. Gibson is International President of the Presiding Elder’s Council of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; Secretary of the Episcopal (Assignment) Committee, Commission on Discipline Codification, Board of Global Missions, Indiana Conference Treasurer; Indiana Conference Chairman of the Board of Examiners; Human Resources Association of Central Indiana (IndySHRM); Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated; Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis; and the Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP. Dr. Gibson has also served as Guest Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives; Past Grand Chaplain of The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Jurisdiction of Kentucky; and Past Master of Industrial Lodge #145 P.H.A. Louisville, Kentucky. Elected in 1992 at age 23, he holds the distinction of being the youngest master ever elected in the history of Prince Hall Masonry in the Jurisdiction of Kentucky.

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