Eric Gibbs

Cockleburr Ethne Church, Arizona

Lead Church Planter
Casa Grande Arizona
Cockleburr Ethne Church
March 27

About My Family

Brittany and I married shortly after high school, began serving in ministry and eventually surrendered to God’s calling to serve on the mission field. That calling has taken us many places and given us blessing upon blessing. We currently serve as full-time missionaries on the Tohono O’Odham Nation in southern Arizona.

God has graciously blessed us with a multitude of children from various backgrounds.

About My Church Plant

I currently serve as a full-time missionary and church planter on the Tohono O'Odham (TO) Nation, the second largest Native American Reservation in the country. Our vision is that every community on the TO Nation would have consistent access to the gospel. We work toward that vision by planting churches, starting Bible studies, hosting missions teams and meeting needs in various ways.

In 2014, we were able to plant Cockleburr Ethne Church in the village of Cockleburr. Before that time, Cockleburr was an unreached village with zero believers. However, God has done a mighty work there and is continuing to grow and strengthen this young church.

NAMB Church Planting

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Eric Gibbs

Ministry Fund ID 009611-Gibbs,Eric
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Pray for receptive hearts among the people of the Tohono O'odham Nation. Pray that God would open the door to plant churches in the dozens of villages that are without a consistent presence of the gospel. Pray for churches and individuals to partner with us and to give of their time and talents.


Commit to long-term missions support with us. Partner with us by bringing a missions team to help us in various ministry projects in the future. Pray for our family and our team as we continue to serve.
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Fund ID: 009611-Gibbs,Eric