Leading by Example

The Greater Providence Baptist Church receives the scripture as its sole authority in matters of faith and practice. It shall be in essential accord with the belief of the Baptist Churches as indicated in the Articles of Faith. A member in good and regular standing is required first of all, to be faithful in his or her duties, regularly attend the worship services of the church, to contribute cheerfully and regularly for the expenses of the church, the support of the ministry, relief of the poor and the spreading of the gospel throughout nations.

Such members in good and regular standing shall have the right to act and vote in the transaction of the business of the church.

Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Fred Gibson

Dr. Fred Gibson, Senior Pastor (Retired)

As the senior pastor, Pastor Gibson has a passion for God and dedicated to educating his flock in the Scripture. He is a dynamic preacher, teacher and administrator. He has served at Greater Providence since 1981. He and his wife, Bronwen Gibson, have three children. Pastor Gibson also serves as Director of the Metrolina Extension Center – Interdenominational Theological Center which is an extension program offering ministers and laymen the opportunity of earning a certificate in Theology from ITC of Atlanta. He has grown his church membership from 50 members to over 700 members and has grown both spiritually and financially. Dr. Gibson is frequently called upon to develop seminars, instruct courses and lecture.
Pastor Gibson is a visionary leader who looks beyond the current affairs of the church and envisions the future status of the church filled with bright hopes and new challenges for youth and all Christians.


Rev. Marvin Crawford, Pastoral Assistant
Director of Christian Education Ministries & Youth

Rev. Crawford’s main responsibility is to assist the Pastor and step-in as a Greater Providence representative. He also oversees the Ministries at Greater Providence, coordinates the Christian Education and Youth activities. He is married to Nicole Crawford.

Rev. Crawford is available during the hours below:

  • Monday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Rev. Daisy Perry
Rev. Daisy Perry
Rev. Andre Caulton
Rev, Andre Caulton
Children’s Ministry/Church
Rev. Mary Higgs
Rev. Mary Higgs
Grief & Recovery Ministry
Min. Jerome Mickle
Men’s Ministry (SAMSON)
Rev. Wilfred Henderson
Rev. Wilford Henderson
Not pictured:
Min. Deborah Cuthbertson
Min. Stanley Easter, Men’s Ministry (SAMSON)
Min. Janet Ussery, Single Ministry
Rev. Tanya Lassiter, Women’s Ministry
Rev. Winston Lassiter, Christian Life Enrichment
Sis. Lara Harris, Youth Ministry Coordinator