Dr. Allen Gibson

Meet Dr. Allen Gibson

I am happy to be pastor here at 4th Avenue United Methodist Church, where we share the love of God in the heart of the city. I am in my 28th year of pastoral ministry, and have served in a variety of churches through the years. I enjoy the work of being a pastor, but I also enjoy making music and being an amateur photographer. My wife Lori and I are empty nesters, living here in Louisville with our dog Blossom and our cat Jodie. Our sons are busy and active in their own lives—Paul, our eldest is married to Melissa and both of them are lawyers in Richmond, Virginia; and Carl, our youngest, runs a media company called US Uncut from his home in Denver, Colorado. His fiancé, Shara, is also an independent businessperson.

My ministry passions include teaching and preaching, as well as redeveloping congregations who are trying to reach out in new ways to a changing world. I love the study that goes into all of those passions, and I love working with people in ways that help them discover their passions and connect those passions to the mission of God in our contemporary moment.

I finished my undergraduate degree at Morehead State here in Kentucky. I did my M.Div at Lexington Theological Seminary, and finished my D.Min in Wisdom Spirituality from Wisdom University in 2013. Through the years, I have also served as adjunct faculty at Lexington Theological Seminary and at Maysville Community College, Cynthiana Campus.

I am looking forward to what the next several years will bring here at 4th Avenue, and I hope that lots of people will come and join us for this exciting journey of renewal and ministry.

Dr. Gibson can be reach through the church email listed below.

  • Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
    318 W. St. Catherine St.
    Louisville, KY 40203
    Phone: (502)-585-2176
    Fax: (502)-585-2179
  • Worship Times

    8:45 Chapel Service This is an intimate and informal service that takes place every Sunday morning and is about 45 minutes in length.

    9:30 Sunday School Classes are available

    10:45 Community Service This is a creative traditional service of worship that takes place in our gorgeous sanctuary.
  • Our Vision

    To create a community that develops disciples of God in the way of Jesus Christ in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Fourth Avenue will foster love, acceptance, and personal growth where every person knows they belong and are valued.