The Ashley Madison fallout continues. A pastor and seminary professor has taken his life after his name appeared on the list of millions of Ashley Madison users. Last month the adultery website Ashley Madison suffered a massive hack which released names of millions of the website’s users to the public. Over 300 pastors nationwide were found to be on the list.
Dr. John Gibson, 56, was on the list.
The Blaze reports that Gibson was pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Pearlington, Mississippi and seminary professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Gibson’s wife, Christi, said of her late husband:
“What we know about him is that he poured his life into other people, and he offered grace and mercy and forgiveness to everyone else. But somehow he couldn’t extend that to himself.”
According to his death announcement posted on New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary blog .Gibson was discovered at his home on the seminary campus at approximately 5:30 p.m., Aug. 24, by his wife when she arrived home from work. After finding Gibson unresponsive, she immediately notified emergency medical service. EMS workers were unable to revive him, and Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gibson served as youth minister and senior pastor at numerous churches in Louisiana and Mississippi. At the time of his death, Gibson was pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Pearlington, Miss., a community located on the banks of the Pearl River. The town of Pearlington was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Gibson worked tirelessly with recovery efforts there and in New Orleans where he lived.
What a sad state of affairs.
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