Alumnus, Spouse, Receive Peacemaking Award


Publication Date: 3/11/2008

The Peacemaking Committee of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Presbyterian Church (USA), on Feb. 23, 2008, presented the Peacemaking Award to Gibson “Nibs” Stroupe ’68 and his spouse, Caroline Leach, in recognition of their steadfast commitment to peace and reconciliation.

Stroupe and Leach were called as pastors to the Decatur, GA, Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, a nationally recognized leader in multicultural ministry, in 1983. They lecture and conduct workshops on racism for denominations and organizations throughout the U.S.

Stroupe co-chairs the Presbytery Task Force To Combat Racism and has been a member of the denomination’s Antiracism Strategy Team. In 2006, he was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College. He is co-author of the award-winning book While We Run This Race (Orbis Books, 1995) and author of O Lord, Hold Our Hands: How a Church Thrives in a Multicultural World (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003) and a book of sermons, Where We Once Feared Enemies: Sermons for the American Church (CSS Publishing House, 2006).