Local Non-Profit Agency Appoints Interfaith Initiatives Director

Syracuse, NY– The Rev. Frank L. Gibson III was appointed by InterFaith Works of Central New York to serve as its director of Interfaith Initiatives. Among his chief responsibilities, Rev. Gibson oversees InterFaith Works’ chaplaincy contractual obligations with area hospitals, nursing homes and correctional facilities, provide consultation, interfaith education, dialogue and training, coordinate the agency’s annual Spiritual Care Day with other participating agencies, coordinate and edit the Daily Inspiration columns published by The Post-Standard, and facilitate interfaith community events.

Rev. Gibson earned a master’s of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Delaware State University. He completed the Clinical Pastoral Education residency, a one-year professional chaplaincy program, at the Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. Previously, he served 15 years as a senior pastor at a Baptist church in Lanham, Md.  A native of Orlando, Fla., Rev. Gibson hails from Silver Spring, Md.

InterFaith Works of CNY, through education, service and dialogue, affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community and works to create relationships and understanding. Founded in 1976, InterFaith Works addresses deeply embedded social divisions leading to community action and policy change. Empowering people in need, including refugees, the elderly and institutionalized, InterFaith Works’ service and educational programs include the Center for New Americans, Ahmad & Elizabeth El-Hindi Center for Dialogue, as well as Senior Services and Interfaith Initiatives.