The Rev. Eugenia A. Gamble is a Presbyterian minister who recently served as Director of Spiritual Development at First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo, CA. From 1996 to 2005 she served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Birmingham, AL.
The Rev. Eugenia A. Gamble recently served as Director of Spiritual Development at First Presbyterian Church, San Luis Obispo, CA. From 1996 to 2005 she served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
Rev. Gamble has preached throughout the United States and is a writer who loves to help the Bible come alive in people's lives. She writes a regular column for Horizons Magazine and won the Associated Church Press Award of Excellence for her Bible study called: Glimpses of Home: Biblical Images of the Realm of God. She was the writer in residence for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley in Alabama.
While in Birmingham she provided leadership in the development and implementation of the vision of First Light, Inc., a center for homeless women and children. First Light provides emergency shelter, long term shelter for the disabled homeless, day programming, and on site psychiatric services. It was just such work that earned her the Outstanding Woman of the Year award for 2004, presented by the Women's Center of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Since her ordination in 1984, she has served congregations in Colorado, as Staff Associate for Leader Development of Women under the General Assembly Mission Council, and Associate Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, before being called by the Birmingham congregation. Along the way she has participated in various regional and national committees, including the Committee of 15 to draft "A Brief Statement of Faith."
She has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, schools and colleges, presbyteries and synods, including Montreat Conference Center, Mo-Ranch Conference Center, Presbyterian Women national meetings, Epworth by the Sea Conference Center, and the dedication of the Third World Church Leaders Center in Seoul, Korea. She has also been the featured preacher on the Protestant Hour international radio broadcast, and the "30 Good Minutes" television broadcast.