Elders (or pastors) are biblically qualified men who oversee the local church, particularly through teaching God’s Word, praying, caring for church members, and training members to do the work of ministry. These are the men our congregation has recognized as elders.

– Ephesians 4; 1 Timothy 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3


Sending Church Elder

Clint Clifton

Clint Clifton is the founding pastor of Pillar Church of Dumfries in Virginia. Clint and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2000 and have five children Noah, Ruthe, Isaiah, Betchina, and Moses. Clint served in several ministry positions throughout the Southeast before planting Pillar Church.

Clint holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Clint oversees the church planting efforts of Pillar Church of Dumfries is the Sr. Director of Resources at the North American Mission Board. Clint is also the author of several books and periodicals on church planting including, Church Planting Thresholds and the Church Planting Primer. You can get to know Pastor Clint better by listening to the Church Planting Podcast.