church staff

  • steven payne

    Steven has been serving as Youth Pastor 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.

  • Steve james

    Steve James joined the staff at FBC Clifton in 2019 as minister of music and worship. He graduated from Baylor in 1984 and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1989. He has led music in churches in various parts of Texas and has also taught music and done some coaching in public schools as well. Steve has 3 grown sons, Scott, Eric and Reid and is married to Katherine Kyle James, his wife and partner in ministry.

  • 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 superintendent of CISD.  They have three children, Riley, Ruthie and Luke.  

  • 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.