Sam Gibson, a member of First United Methodist Church, Benton, has been elected to the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas Board of Directors. He previously served on the board from 2007-2015. The Foundation manages $164 million in endowment funds and other charitable assets that benefit local churches and United Methodist ministries.
“A major key to our success at creating endowments to benefit United Methodist ministries in Arkansas is an active, engaged board of directors,” said The Honorable Beth Deere, UMFA Board Chair. “Members like Sam provide leadership that strengthens our United Methodist connection.”
Sam is an attorney in private practice with the Benton law firm of Gibson & Gibson, P.A. He served 15 years as elected City Attorney for the City of Benton and eight years as elected Municipal Judge for Benton and Saline County. Sam retired after 35 years of service with the United States Army Reserve at the rank of Brigadier General. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Juris Doctor degree. He and his wife Pamela Bryan Gibson have two children and four grandchildren.
UMFA is one of the largest United Methodist Foundations in the country. Founded in 1963, the Foundation is responsible for over 800 funds that support United Methodist ministries.