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Kyle Jay Gipp

August 26, 1979 — December 8, 2022

Reverend Kyle Jay Gipp, age 43, made his journey December 8, 2022, at home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kyle was born August 26, 1979, in Fort Yates, North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation to Robin D. Tiger and Miles J. Gipp. He descended from the Lakota Sioux, Muscogee, Seminole, and Sac and Fox Nations. Kyle’s grandparents had a strong influence of faith on his life. It was in the car with his maternal grandmother Wanda Tiger when five-year-old Kyle decided to follow Christ. She pulled the car to the side of the road and prayed with him to accept Christ as he knelt on the floorboard. Kyle graduated from Shawnee High School in May 1997, serving in the Army Reserves from 1997 to 2001. Following his military service, he surrendered to the ministry during a revival led by Clint Sinclair at Sallateeska Baptist Church. In 2002, Kyle was scouted out at Indian Falls Creek by then Jamie A. Burgess, who was able to meet him later that year. He had prayed for a wife like Jamie and for a family—not knowing he would be given both at one time. On June 4, 2005, he married his beloved, Jamie. Kyle began ministry service as a youth leader at Sallateeska Baptist Church and First Indian Baptist Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Kyle was ordained at and pastored Weatherford Indian Baptist Church, in Weatherford, Oklahoma. At his passing, he was serving as Associate Pastor of Indian Nations Baptist Church in Seminole, Oklahoma, where he gave careful guidance and caring stability while the church was without a pastor. Pastor Kyle was a thoughtful and supportive minister with an old school sensibility that gave him a caring wisdom, steadfast commitment to service, and desire to develop and grow ministry areas as an administrator. Along with ministering in local churches, he served on the Indian Falls Creek Board of Directors in the Counseling and Promotions areas. Sports provided an avenue for Kyle to play and enjoy family and friends. He was athletic and enjoyed competing in volleyball, softball and tennis, as well as watching his children and other family play sports. He was a bigtime Oklahoma fan, going to cheer on the Sooners football team with his brothers at bedlam this year. Ever the cinephile, he loved the Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter franchises, as well as The Office on the small screen, regularly giving insight to his family as an amateur movie critic. Kyle was preceded in death by his father Miles J. Gipp, maternal grandparents Rev. William and Wanda Tiger, and paternal grandparents Elaine V. Gipp and Francis Gipp. He is survived by his wife Jamie A. Gipp, children River Postoak-Gipp, Mia Gipp, Ahlijah Gipp, and Wambai-ska Tiger; mother Robin Tiger, brothers Isaiah Marshall, Anthony Marshall, Jr., Mekko Gayton, and Levi Tiger, sisters Alexandra Marshall and Tara Gipp. Wake services for Kyle will be 6:00 PM Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Indian Nations Baptist Church in Seminole. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Indian Nations Baptist Church with burial to follow at Johnson Cemetery.
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