Gibson Richardson Pinder was born October 17th, 1966 to Ivan and Brenda Pinder in Nassau, Bahamas. Gibson was the 8th of 9 children. His scholarly education began at High Rock All Age School and his secondary education was completed at Hawksbill High School. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in High Rock under the leadership of Rev. Laurance Pinder where he was an active member of the youth choir and President of the Youth Department. After high school, he worked in construction and later did public bus service in conjunction with a drapery business. The work of the Lord always took presence in his heart as he was always involved in ministry. Gibson was known as the spiritual advisor for his family and friends. In the 1990’s Gibson spent most of his time in the wilderness before the Lord. He had a passion for the elderly and was often praying, visiting and attending to their needs. He also supported other ministries in any way he could. He was of prodigious assistance to the Evangelistic Team and Apostle Carolyn Cooper at the Evangelist Church. Gibson decided to move to Exuma in the 2003. He was employed at the Four Seasons Resort as a Houseman. He took pride in whatever he did and had a passion for ensuring a job well done; Always a hard worker, it came as no surprise that he was awarded the first employee of the year at the hotel. It was at the Four Seasons that he met and pursued the beautiful Deidre McKenzie. There he fell in love with her and courted her for 5 years. The two rode bikes, shot pool, swam, traveled, attended church and witnessed together. The two then joined up at Great Assignment Ministry in Exuma under the leadership of Prophet Leo A. Adderley where Gibson was ordained as the first male minister. Gibson was always hungry for God and served to his fullest, helping and placing his hands in any way that the spirit led. He was not just a member but called by the prophet as his son. Gibson demonstrated unwavering faith by making the decision to devote his life and service to the ministry full time; “so it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit.” He was also involved in a variety of ministerial endeavors that prepared him to embrace lost souls and minister to the whole individual regardless of challenges or limitations. He married Deidre in 2009. They remained married for 12 years. They then moved to Nassau and attended Glory Gardens under the leadership of Pastor Mallory Roxbury. After leaving Nassau, Gibson followed the direction of the Holy Spirit and moved to Tampa, Florida where he attended Cathedral of Faith and served as an Elder under the leadership of Apostle James H. Howell. He finally rested at New Life Change Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Portia Smith. Gibson served as an elder and was Herculean in the strength that he provided with the Food Bank Outreach Ministry. Gibson was a giver until death. He was a man that loved family. His prayers and desire were for his family to serve God and make it into heaven. He was a man of joy and laughter. He was very friendly, so much so that he would talk to the cats and dogs if it would lead them to the Lord. He was always active and in a good spirit. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him and ultimately gave him peace. He was immersed in the Christian community that was his lifelong support from an early on. On January 11, 2021 he transitioned from earth to eternity. He is survived by wife Deidre Pinder, father Ivan Pinder, 3 wonderful children Rashad and Rashandray Pinder and Colleen Knight, brothers - Bursel, Christopher, Lester and Gilbert Pinder, sisters–Daphne Roxbury and Karen Hamilton, spiritual son Jamal Roxbury and a host of other family & friends. Viewing will be held 6-8pm Friday, January 22, 2021 and Funeral Service will be 11am Saturday, January 23, 2021 both at New Life Change Ministries 307 41st Street Boulevard East Palmetto, Florida 34221
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