Church Staff

The mission of First Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, and to edify believers, 


Bear Clifton
We welcome Bear Clifton as our new transitional pastor, In his 25-year career he has served churches from rural Minnesota to inner-city London. In 2016 he stepped down from a 20-year pastorate in Connecticut to move to Los Angeles for a yearlong writing sabbatical in Hollywood and to pursue new ministry paths. He now serves with the Church Health Team of Transformation Ministries. His blogs and devotionals can be enjoyed at his ministry website: and his writing website: Bear is the author of “Train Yourself To Be Godly: A 40 Day Journey Toward Sexual Wholeness”, “Ben-Hur: The Odyssey”, “A Sparrow Could Fall”, and “Living Under The Cross”, all available through Amazon.
Laurian Jorgensen
Laurian is the facilities manager. She is the glue that holds everything together. She has been married since 1977. She has 4 beautiful children and several grandchildren.