church staff

  • BrO. 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, since 1973.  She is a teacher at Clifton Elementary School. 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.

  • 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.