church staff

  • Br. Jerry Smith

    Jerry has served FBC Clifton since May, 1986.  He received his BA from Baylor in 1973, his MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1976 and his Doctor of Ministry in 1984 from Golden Gate Seminary.  He has been married to his wife, Brenda, a teacher at CISD, for over 39 years.  They have three grown children, Josh, Joel and Jennifer.

  • steven payne

    Steven has been at FBC Clifton since 1999.  He received his BA in Christian Ministries from East Texas Baptist University in 1996 and his MDIV from Truett Seminary in 1999.  He has been married to his wife, Lisa since 1999. They have two children, Seth and Jonah.

  • Chris Pillsbury

    Chris has been at FBC Clifton since 2013.  Chris earned a BM in Music from ACU, and a MM/MDiv from Baylor University in 2012.  Chris's passion is seeing the church reach into the local and international community in creative and meaningful ways.  Chris has been married to his wife, Amber, since 2015.  They have one child, Joshua.

  • Elizabeth ball

    Elizabeth joined the FBC staff in November of 2016.  Organizing VBS and the Wednesday night activities she helps empower children to see themselves as being ministers.  Elizabeth is married to Andy, the principal at CISD Middle School.  They have three children, Riley, Ruthie and Luke.  

  • Jordan Greer

    Jordan is a sophomore at Baylor studying religion.  He served as summer intern during the years of 2016 & 2017 and then began serving as intern on Wednesday nights in the fall of 2017.  

  • Kris Gartman

    Kris has served as church secretary  since May 2008.  She and her husband, Curtis, live in Meridian and attend FBC Meridian where Kris teaches pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday School and third grade Teamkids on Wednesdays.