ABOUT US

WELCOME TO CLIFFORD!

Our worship service is more traditional accompanied by organ and piano. Children (ages 4 – 5th grade) are dismissed during our congregational greeting time to go to Shining Lights or King Jesus Kids. We have a traditional adult choir singing weekly or some other form of special music is provided. The worship service includes songs of worship and a message from our Senior Pastor, Dr. Rev. Michael R. Fitzgerald.

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Here’s What You Can Expect!

Service Times

Sundays

9:45 AM // Sunday School
11:00 AM // Sunday Worship Service
9:00 AM // Radio Station WLNI (105.9 fm)

Wednesdays

10:00 AM // Morning Bible Study led by Rev. Clyde Mawyer, Jr. (Associate Pastor) – Held in the Minnie Stinnett Chapel
 
7:00 PM // Kids Mission Organization Groups, Youth, Young Adults, and Adult Prayer Meeting & Bible Study (main sanctuary)*

*For more on Wednesday nights for each ministry, check out the Ministries menu at the top of the page.
 
8:15 PM // Adult Choir Practice
 

8:00 PM-9:20 PM // Wednesday Night Youth Explosion

What We Believe

As you learn more about the personality of Clifford Baptist Church, we are a church that stands on some firm doctrinal scriptural foundations. These next few paragraphs will give you a thumbnail sketch of the beliefs that hold us together as a church and give us the commission to reach out with the love and good news of Jesus Christ.

There are three basic doctrines that form the core of Clifford Church:

Download our Constitution and By-Laws

Our Pastoral Leadership

Rev. Dr. Michael Fitzgerald

Senior Pastor

Michael R. Fitzgerald was born and raised in Staunton, VA. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy/Religion from James Madison University in 1979. His seminary degree, Master of Divinity, was earned from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in 1982. That same year, he came as pastor of Clifford Baptist Church . He also earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from Drew University in 1988. He is married to the former Gwendolyn Foster. Mike and Gwen have two married children, CariJoy (Joseph) and Gabriel (Karen) and two grandsons, Noah and James.

Rev. Clyde Mawyer, Jr.

Associate Pastor/Minister of Education

Clyde M. Mawyer, Jr. was born in Charlottesville , VA and lived there until the age of 13. He moved to this area at that time and has been a member of Clifford Baptist Church since 1966. He received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Forestry from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in 1974; and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree in Religion, at Liberty University . He is married to the former Elizabeth Susan Howell.

Rev. Jeffrey Campbell

Youth Pastor

Jeffrey was born in Lynchburg, VA and raised in Amherst, VA. He has been a member of Clifford Baptist Church since 2006. He received an Associate Degree in Machine Operations from Central VA Community College in 2005 and is currently taking the Liberty Home Bible Institute program through Liberty University. Jeffrey is married to the former Terri Bolden and they have two children, Levi and Ethan.

Our Deacons

Chairman

Ivan Johnson

Chairman

Ed Sale

Ed Sale

Ed McCann

Ed McCann

Glen Mabrey

Glen Mabrey

Jake Garland

Jake Garland

Johnny Eagle

Johnny Eagle

Matt Giles

Matt Giles

Wayne Massie

Wayne Massie

Randy Campbell

Randy Campbell

Kelly Holmes

Kelly Holmes

John Coots

John Coots

Fred Cox

Fred Cox

Jess Coleman

Jess Coleman

Buddy Jennings

Buddy Jennings

Our Staff

Dr. Thomas Doss

Minister of Music

Thomas (Tom) W. Doss was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, Master of Arts in Religion, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies. He has served in a number of churches along the East Coast in the area of music and worship. He is married to the former Joyce Goodwin.Together they have two sons, Jonathan and Phillip.

Kim Morcom

Ministry Assistant

Kim is a native of this area growing up within 4 miles of this church and has attended Clifford Baptist all her life. She left the corporate world as an Administrative Assistant in 1997 to become Cliffords first secretary and was certified through Lifeway as a Ministry Assistant in 2000. She is married to Greg Morcom and they have two children, Randall and Tiffany.

Melinda Padgett

Treasurer

Melinda H. Padgett was born and raised in Fishersville, VA. She recieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Science with a minor in Business from Bridgewater College in 1997. She has been a member of Clifford Baptist Church since 2010. She is married to Michael S. Padgett and they have two children, McKayla and McKenzie.

Maintenance Coordinator

Buddy Jennings

Maintenance Coordinator

Custodian

Kelly Martin

Custodian

Parish Nurse

Liz Alcock

Parish Nurse

Our Council

Clifford Baptist Church’s Council/Board of Directors are made up of the following people:
 
Senior Pastor – Rev. Dr. Michael R. Fitzgerald
Deacon Chairman – Ivan Johnson
Sunday School/Christian Education Director Co-Director – Derek Keiser
WMU Director – Glenda Wray Jennings
Treasurer – Melinda Padgett 
Clerk – Debbie McCann
Baptist Men’s Director – Fred Cox
Finance Committee Chairman – Melinda Padgett
Nominating Committee Chairman – Kim Bond
Personnel Committee Chairman – Jake Garland
Maintenance Coordinator – Buddy Jennings
 
 

Inclement Weather

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Clyde

If Amherst Co. Public Schools are on a delay or closed, there will not be Wed. morning Study.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

 Will be determined on a case by case basis and if cancelled, there will be an outgoing message on the office phone, posted on our Facebook page, an e-mail notification, radio station Equip FM and submit it to WSET.

Sunday Morning Services

 We strive to never cancel our 11:00am Worship Service but leave it to the discretion of our congregation if they are comfortable traveling. However, Sunday School is sometimes cancelled. Should Sunday School be cancelled, we will send out an e-mail, put it on our church Facebook page, put it on the radio station Equip FM and submit it to WSET television station. Also there will be a message on our office phone if you prefer to call in and hear the outgoing message