Ben Gibson and his wife Fawn moved to Northwest Arkansas with their two children Ellie and Owen in February of 2011 to begin serving as Pastor of Phillips Chapel. Ben grew up in Colorado, where he worked for his dad as a carpenter and contractor. In the spring of 2000, Ben began preparing for ministry at Southeastern Free Will Baptist College in North Carolina. He began his ministry at Charity Free Will Baptist Church in Wendell, North Carolina in January of 2005, where he served as Pastor for three years. In January of 2008, he began his tenure at Immanuel Free Will Baptist Church in Winterville, North Carolina where he also served for three years. He has a passion for teaching God’s Word and brings a spirit of excellence to the ministry of Phillips Chapel.
Fawn is a talented musician who also received her music degree from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College. She grew up in Arizona, the daughter of Howard and Patsy Gwartney, where she and her sister Brooke helped her parents plant East Valley Free Will Baptist Church. She is a wonderful mother and a tremendous Pastor’s wife who has desire for everyone to love the Lord.