Gerald “Jerry” A. Gibson, LBI ’53, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2018.
Jerry served in the US Navy as an Electronic Technician during WWII. He was honorably discharged in 1946. It was then that he dedicated his life to Christian ministry: Professor of Greek and Hebrew at Minnesota Bible College, missionary in Ghana West Africa, where he and his wife, Normadeene, established Ghana Christian College. He also established Liberia Christian College. Jerry was the Campus Minister at the University of Illinois, led the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and served as the chaplain for the university football team. He was Senior minister at Webber Street Christian Church for a number of years before accepting the role of President at Mid-South Christian College in Mississippi and Tennessee. He and Normadeene started Worldwide Christian Outreach in Lafayette, IN., dedicating their time to serving international students, student athletes, and anyone who needed love, support, and guidance. He is survived by his wife, four children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.