“It wasn’t so bad that we wouldn’t have forgiven it, and so many people have said that to us, but for John, it carried such a shame.” Probably he was afraid he would lose his job too. He left behind two children. Gibson, with master of divinity and doctor of theology degrees from NOBTS , was a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He had a reputation as a theology teacher who reached his students through humor. “Students loved his approach to teaching,” remember his colleagues.During his career he also served as a minister at several churches in Louisiana and Mississippi. Privately, Gibson struggled with depression for years.