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About Us 

Our pastoral 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.

Anthony Gibson 

Pastor Anthony is the Senior Pastor and Chair of the Board for Peletah. He and Dr. Dawn are the founders of Peletah Ministries.


Pastor Anthony has more than 30 years of Mental Health experience and currently serves a state non profit as East Program Director for Mental Health Services. 

Pastor Anthony has a BS in Business from NC State University and the MS in Human Services from The Audrey Cohen College. He has completed doctoral work in Christian Theology from Christian Leadership University. He is completing the Duke University Non-Profit Management program.

Pastor Anthony served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Craven County affiliate. He was recognized by the City of New Bern for his exemplary pastoral service in January 2013. He and Pastor Dawn were the 2013 keynote speakers for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship and Awards program in New Bern.  In 2015, he received the Service Award from the North Carolina State University’s United Student Fellowship for his community work through Peletah Ministries.

Dawn Gibson 

Dr. Dawn serves as Executive Pastor and Executive Director at Peletah. 


She has been teaching professionally for more than 15 years and the majority of those have been at the collegiate level.


She holds the BA in Liberal Studies from Shaw University, the MA in English with a concentration in Professional and Technical Communications from East Carolina University, and PhD in Christian Counseling from Christian Leadership University.


Dr. Dawn also serves as the Superintendent of Peletah Academic Center for Excellence.

She served as Co-Chair of the Inclusive Disaster Recovery African American Council.

She was awarded the 2017 Craven County NAACP Woman of the Year, 2015 Craven County NAACP Humanitarian Award for her work with coordinating the local efforts for 8 Days of Hope and serving as the Founder Chairperson of the Pamlico County Disaster Recovery Coalition. 

Peletah works to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our region. We are grateful for the small number but mighty, committed members of Peletah that make this work possible!

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