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Senior Pastor

Rev. Paul H. Gibson

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Hunter, 15

Emily, 13


Lisbon, North Dakota, 1952


B.S. in Education, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND, 1977

M.Div., American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA, 1980

New Church Planter Training, 1999

  • Dynamic Church Planting Institute, Oceanside, CA

  • Church Planters Institute, Green Lake, WI

  • Saddleback Community Church, Lake Forest, CA

  • Willow Creek Community Church, Barrington, IL


Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Reno, NV   1978-81

Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church, Scottsdale, AZ  1981-84

Senior Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Dickinson, ND   1985-87

Senior Pastor, Church of the Savior, Mesa, AZ   1987-98

Senior Pastor, New Song Church, Gilbert, AZ   2000-present                   



Sports, movies, reading, music, walking, people, people-watching, history, current events, Godís kingdom, good food, the beach, especially Coronado Island, traveling and family and friends



Weldon 'Windy' Graupmann

Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Retired

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B.S., Social Studies, 1967

M.A., Business Management, 1980



Nine years experience in church administration and finance



Develops, coordinates and supervises administrative and financial policy and procedures as approved by the Board of Directors; performs day to day administrative activities, including church correspondence, mail, files and publications; edits and publishes weekly worship program, periodic newsletter, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper ads and posters; maintains church funds, files and publications; serves as primary purchasing agent, including the rental of school facilities; and numerous other miscellaneous duties.

Program Director

Melissa Gibson

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Develops and coordinates the worship service programs including order of service, music and drama in conjunction with the Senior Pastor; leads the music program for the church; recruits and directs volunteer instrumentalists and vocalists; leads children's music activities in conjunction with Children's Minister.

Children's Minister

Linda Berns

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Develops, coordinates and supervises children's education and activities for children in preschool through senior high; reviews and advises the Senior Pastor on the curriculum and other educational materials to be used by the teachers; supervises the nursery, including staff, equipment and procedures; supervises the hiring of paid staff and the recruitment of volunteer teachers and helpers for approval by the New Song Board of Directors.


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