Rev. Derwin D. Gipson, Pastor
St. Annie AME Church
Austin, Texas 78704

Rev. Gipson



  • Called to Preach in 1974 in the Central Texas Conference while attending Allen Chapel AME Church, Taylor, Texas
  • Ordained a Deacon in 1977 by Bishop John Hurst Adams
  • Assigned to Pastor 1976 in the Central Texas Conference
  • Ordained an Elder in 1982 by Bishop Henry Wendell Murphy
  • Has served as Pastor in the North, Central, and West Texas Annual Conferences
  • Hosted the 122nd Session of the West Texas Annual Conference in 1993 at the completion of the successful renovation of historic Paul Quinn AME Church in Bastrop, Texas


  • Rev. Gipson is the eighth child of fifteen children born to his parents—John Willie Gipson, Jr. and Dorothy Sue Gipson.
  • Husband of Deborah Ann Gipson; father of Driann and Derwin II


  • Rev. Gipson is a preacher who is in constant communication with God.
  • He believes in building people through encouraging the recognition and utilization of gifts from God.

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