recommendations & references

Some ministry endorsement from friends and Kingdom leaders…

Pastoral & Ministry Recommendations


Over the last few years I have had the opportunity to get to know Pastor Corey on a very personal level.  He has been leading and serving in our ministry faithfully through many seasons of life and Corey has remained true. I love his passion for God’s Word, God’s Church and God’s people. It is an inspiration and motivation not only to the people he leads but also to his pastors.
Corey is not just an anointed minister/speaker, but he is a devoted and consistent warrior in the kingdom of God. He will encourage, lift and love everyone he meets. Corey is an amazing man of God, pastor and friend. I highly recommend him as a guest speaker for your ministry.
Lead Pastor, Gateway Church (known 8 years)

I am so pleased and honored to recommend to you my friend, Pastor Corey Gibson. He is a wonderful person who has a genuine call of God on his life for student ministry. Corey has a solid devotional life, a servant heart and a passion to make Christ known.
Corey has served our congregation as an adjunct staff member over the past few years and added real value to our ministries. He would be a fine addition to any churches’ ministry team and great blessing for a service or event as a guest speaker. I look forward to watching all that God does through his ministry in the years ahead. 
Lead Pastor, Evangel Community Church (known 8 years)

Corey is an amazing leader & communicator with an unmatched heart for revival in this generation of students. He is a good public speaker that is engaging, funny, and eloquent. Corey is also skilled in social media and has an amazing website

Discipleship Pastor, The River Church & Author of Uncovered: The Truth about Honesty and Community (Known 2 year)

I’ve worked with Pastor Corey Gibson on several occasions with ministry. I highly recommend him as a leader of leaders. His ability to work with leaders and students is amazing. He also has a keen creative eye in his graphic design and has great input on his blogs. I have known Corey for several years and have always enjoyed our friendship.

President & CEO, Create the Movement (known 8 years)

I am writing in regards to Pastor Corey Gibson. I have had the honor of serving as Corey’s Lead Pastor at Gateway Church in Shelbyville, TN. We are in the process of relocating to a much larger facility (Walmart) due to the rapid growth we have experienced over the last year. I have no doubt that Corey played a large role in seeing this fruitful season unfold. I would like to list just a few of the strengths I have witnessed from Pastor Corey that are absolute assets for any ministry team:

– Prayer: This man has a prayer life and has made the 5am intercessors meeting regularly on Friday mornings.
– Media: He is gifted in aspects of media such as graphics, websites, print material, and video editing. All huge needs in todays church world.
– Teacher: He has taught our adult class on Wednesday nights since transitioning from Student Pastor to Associate Pastor last year. 
– Learner: This man studies everything from God’s Word to latest ministry paradigms/strategies. He is both well read and well connected. 

– Administration: He has oversaw our Life Group ministry, Growth Track program and our Deacons ministry. 

It is with absolute certainty that I write this endorsement letter. Your church will be blessed should you bring him on your team or as a guest speaker.

Pastor Jason Daughdrill
Lead Pastor, Gateway Church: Shelbyville (known 5 years… former pastor/employer)

Pastor Corey is a passionate and anointed leader whose heart for reaching a young generation for Christ is genuine. As my former Youth Pastor, Corey has had a profound impact in my life. He has always been willing to sacrifice his time and own desires to be there for me and all those under his leadership. His commitment to working hard is strong and his knowledge of the word of God shows every time he speaks. Lastly, and most importantly, Corey is a man who is after the heart of God and his life is an example of integrity

Teaching Assistant at UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (known 17 years, former student of mine)

I would like to recommend and endorse Pastor Corey. I am a friend of his and also served as a adult leader under his leadership and ministry at The River. Pastor Corey has the ability to challenge students and leaders to go beyond surface level thinking. He is dedicated, supportive and loyal to his team, students and the church. I have gotten to know Corey on a personal level and consider him a big brother as He has spent time with my family and I. Knowing him the last year, he exemplifies the Fruit of the Spirit and time well spent with Jesus.

Missionary – Friend & Former Adult Leader (known 2 year)