Gospel Mission of South America is happy to announce that the mission family has unanimously voted at its 2018 international missions conference to call Tom Gibbons as its next general director. Tom has already assumed the leadership mantle during the remainder of the conference this week. Tom and Debbie will be moving to Fort Lauderdale, FL to serve in our international missions headquarters.
Previously, Tom served for many years as associate general director (in preparation for this transition) as well as field director for our Argentina missionaries. He brings his experience in church planting and Christian camp development to the new role as general director.
The previous general director, Terry Thompson and his wife Carol look forward to serve in church planting work once again in South America. Terry’s retirement from the general director office was due to GMSA’s constitutional age limit (editor’s note: is it OK to say that?). Prior to serving for about 23 years in that leadership role, Terry and Carol served in Chile.
Please pray for Tom and Debbie, Terry and Carol, and the mission during this time of leadership transition. And thank the Lord with us! May God permit the mission to continue to maintain a faithful stand for Jesus Christ in the next generation and beyond, until He comes.