Leadership

Leadership Signpost Shows Vision Values Empowerment and Encouragement

Leonard Gibbs, Senior Pastor
Tom Jennings, Associate Pastor – Children & Youth
Susan Ahmad, Worship Leader and Choir Director
Sharyn Stone, Christian Counselor – Women & Children
Brian Stone, Pianist & Worship
Jimmy Vaughan, Chairman of Deacons
                                                     Paris Stone, Chief Financial Officer                                                 Judy Young, Treasurer
Morris Carter, Superintendent of Building and Grounds

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About our Senior Pastor…

Pastor Leonard Gibbs has served as senior pastor of Clear Springs Baptist Church since February 2010. He firmly believes that his call to Clear Springs was orchestrated by God and solely for His divine purposes.

 Pastor Gibbs often says, “God has helped us greatly toward satisfying Jesus’ command to “go into all the world and preach the gospel”, He is bringing the world to us.” He believes that the Word of God should be presented in a plain and simple context so that all who listen will understand, regardless of lack of familiarity with the contents of the Bible or one’s academic level. Regardless of the many challenges presented by our highly diverse and modern society (culturally, technically, and otherwise) Pastor Gibbs is committed to expounding upon the Word of God in a manner that does not compromise the integrity of the God’s Word or its truth – Jesus Christ is the Son of God and only by Him and through Him can man be reconciled to God.

Pastor Gibbs is committed to diligent study of the Word of God and delivery of messages that are God inspired only. He is transparent in that he says that “if I would give a message that is not God inspired I would just be giving talk with no spiritual power or authority.”

A native of eastern North Carolina, Pastor Gibbs accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 8 and at the age of 29 accepted the call to the ministry.  He served as pastor as well as in other ministerial roles for many years in his home state. He studied both at the Cape Fear School of Theology and Carolina Bible College.

Pastor Gibbs worked as a human resources executive for a global company prior to coming to Clear Springs Baptist Church. He spent more than 30 years in the HR profession. 

About our Associate Pastor…

Tom Jennings is the Associate Pastor for Children, Youth and Administration including oversight of our AWANA ministry (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed), a program currently for age 3 through 6th grade. He is married to Melissa, a middle-school science teacher in Fulton County, with two adult children, Russell and Emily.

Tom accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 9 years old in Dalton, GA. Tom completed his Master of Divinity through New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2016. He is twice a graduate of Georgia Tech’s Electrical Engineering school and worked 24 years in the telecommunications industry before answering a call to the ministry.

Tom has a personal love for missions and outreach. He also serves as a faithful member of our choir. Tom’s personal interests beyond family and ministry include almost anything in God’s great outdoors.