Wes Gibson

Executive Pastor wesg@fccsalina.com

I feel blessed to have been called to serve as the Executive Pastor at this church in 2014. What a joy to partner with God and this congregation in helping people “go deeper in Christ and further in mission.” God invites us to go deeper in our love of Him and each other and further by sharing His heart for every person and His hope for our world. I have a passion for helping people and teams discover and develop their potential in the Lord, and to help the church become a mobilized mission group making a real difference in people’s lives.

While I was born in Iowa, I spent most of my growing up years in Kansas (Wichita, Topeka, and Salina). I went to Kansas State University - go Wildcats! My wife, Diane, and I have been married since 1990 and we have two pretty great children that I will gladly tell you about if you ask me.

Initially, out of college, I worked in sales and management in the business sector for many years. Surprisingly and joyfully, God called me out of my professional pursuit to ministry as a pastor. I greatly appreciate what I learned as a businessman in terms of organizational leadership and understanding the environment, expectations, and stresses that many professionals face today. I have served as a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church since 2000, serving churches in Kansas City, Omaha, and now Salina.

I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially playing golf. I like to go on movie and dinner dates with my wife and a good board or card game with friends. I am an avid reader and especially enjoy good history books – let me know if you find a good one. My favorite vacations are time in the mountains or at a beach.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing what you are passionate about. Please let me know if I can help you as you seek to go deeper in Christ and further in mission.