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Bishop Anthony Gibson
Senior Pastor,  Grace Cathedral Ministries
Bishop of Finance, Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship

Bishop Anthony Gibson was born July 21, 1975 and is the son of Brother Leroy and Evangelist Ella Rea Gibson.  Pastor Gibson is married to Lady Chaste'y R. Gibson and they reside in Sumter, SC.  They are the proud parents of two sons, Collin Anthony and Corbin Charles.

Bishop Gibson is a graduate of Manning High School and attended Central Carolina Technical College. He is a 2010 graduate of Chapman University School of Theology in Florence, SC, where he earned his Bachelor of Theology.  Bishop Gibson is a refined Barber and managed the Distinguished Gentlemen Barber Shop in Manning, SC from 1997 until 2011.

In the Spring of 2000, Bishop Gibson was called into the Ministry by the voice of God.  Bishop Gibson was licensed as a minister October 26, 2002, at the consecration and ordination services of Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship.  He was ordained as an Elder in the Spring of 2006.  On June 18, 2010, at the Annual "Grace Gathering" Conference in Greenville, SC, Bishop Gibson was installed as Pastor of Grace Cathedral Ministries in Sumter, SC.  Bishop Sammy C. Smith is the Founder. Then, on November 5, 2011, Bishop Gibson was appointed by the Board of Bishops of the Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship movement as "District Overseer” of the Southeastern District, and on June 28, 2013, he was appointed Bishop Designate.  Bishop Gibson was consecrated as Jurisdictional Bishop of the Southeastern District on June 20, 2014.

God has opened the door for Bishop Gibson to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ across the nation.  He diligently cares for the needs of the Ministry as well as reaching out to the needs of the community.  God has given him a burning desire to bring hope and the revelation of God's love to His people.

Bishop Gibson is truly a man about his Father's business as he encourages adults and young people alike to reach all the potential God has given them and to be about "Kingdom Work." 

Pastor Chaste'y R. Gibson

Lady Chaste’y R. Gibson is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. She is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Therapy. She is married to Bishop Anthony Gibson, Pastor of Grace Cathedral Ministries in Sumter, SC. They are the proud parents of two sons, Collin Anthony and Corbin Charles. Lady Gibson currently serves as the Youth and Choral Director for Grace Cathedral Ministries, and as the National Youth President of Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship. She was ordained as Elder in June, 2014 at the annual Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship’s Grace Gathering Conference in Charlotte, NC. She was elevated to Associate Pastor in October, 2016. Lady Gibson also currently serves as Overseer of Operations of the Grace Cathedral Child Development Center.

Lady Gibson served as the String Orchestra Program Instructor for Williamsburg County School District for thirteen years. Before working with Williamsburg County Schools, Lady Gibson was a Music Therapist for the Ark Alzheimer’s Unit in Cayce, SC. Along with being the owner and operator of Music & Me Studios in Sumter, SC, she is also a Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Lady Gibson is a member of several organizations and associations, including the National Association of Women’s Business Owners. Taking all of her life experiences, she reaches out to God’s people encouraging them to always strive for excellence. Her personal motto "And this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” I John 5:4b

Apostle Sammy C. Smith

Apostle Sammy C. Smith was born in 1957 to Deacon Sam and Mother Dorothy Smith. God has always had a great influence on his life; from the loving prayers of his mother to the call of ministry that was revealed to him by God. This vision is to pastor thousands, evangelize millions, and reach billions. This is to be accomplished by reaching homes, neighborhoods, communities, cities, counties, states, regions, countries and the world.

Apostle Sammy C. Smith attended the University of South Carolina, Sumter Campus, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Morris College, Sumter, South Carolina. His prolific style of preaching has made him one of the most sought after evangelists in the Carolinas and the United States.

A vision to build a ministry which would glorify God began with a Gospel Service on Shaw Air Force Base in November of 1984. Many were saved and brought into a greater awareness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Because of his commitment to God, the ministry grew.

The ministry outgrew the small Shaw AFB chapel and in April 1987, moved to downtown Sumter to become Grace Cathedral Church Of God In Christ. The ministry consisted of an active membership of over 300 adults. In May of 1991, the ministry moved to 307 W. Oakland Ave. On October 1999, the church moved in to a new edifice location at 60 Oswego Road. With this transition the emergence of Grace Cathedral Ministries was birthed.

Apostle Smith is a conference speaker, and has conducted revivals and seminars throughout the country. His unique preaching and teaching ministry brings revelation to the body of Christ under a prophetic anointing. As Apostle Smith sought the leading and direction of the Holy Spirit, he began providing spiritual guidance and leadership to the pastors of four churches. It is from these relationships that Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship was birthed.

The consecration and ordination service of Grace Cathedral Christian Fellowship, held on Saturday, October 26, 2002, marked a beginning of a new movement that established Apostle Sammy C. Smith as the founding Bishop of the movement.

In 2006, God continued to speak to Apostle Smith about his vision of expanding the ministry. Out of this expansion came the birth of Grace Cathedral Ministries in Greenville, South Carolina. Its first service was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel with over seventy five persons in attendance.

As God began to pour out his revelation through Apostle Smith, God provided the first Grace Cathedral Ministries Greenville edifice located at 710 South Pleasantburg Drive. God allowed the ministry to outgrow this edifice in less than two years, and from that growth the ministry moved to its current edifice on 200 Assembly Drive Piedmont, SC 29673.

Apostle Smith is a man after God's own heart, and he is truly committed to "Reaching the Lost At Any Cost."

Grace Cathedral Pastoral Staff

Pastor Marlin Clemons, Executive Pastor of Congregational Care

Pastor William Hairston, Executive Pastor of Finance

Pastor Melanie Dees, Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Pastor Lillie Bernard, Executive Pastor of Evangelism & Outreach


Pastor Chaste'y Gibson, Youth Director

Minister Sheldon Holland, Children and Youth Pastor,

Sis. Sharon Holland, Children's Ministry Director

Sis. Erica Brown, Youth Coordinator, Contact person for Youth Ministry


To provide, promote, and provoke twenty-first century cutting edge ministry through New Testament minded believers who are the long-awaited manifestations of the sons of God.



Grace Cathedral Ministries is a God-centered, purpose-driven, multi-dimensional ministry whose mandate is to “Reach the Lost at any Cost”. To do this, we must arm ourselves for this task by work, preparation, excellence, and integrity. We must reach the world by reaching homes, neighborhoods, communities, our city, county, state, and region.

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