Staff Directory

Ministers

  • Dr. David Eldridge - Pastor
  • Jim Gifford - Education Minister
  • Ramey Hankins - Sr. Adult Minister
  • Kenny Stanteen - Youth Minister
  • Larry Black - Interim Minister of Music

Education Staff

  • Cassie Stanteen - Children's Ministry Coordinator
  • Jenna Oswalt - Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Financial Office

  • Nancy White - Finance Manager
  • Kathy McCollough - Pastor's/Finance Assistant

Music Staff

  • Beverly Coleman - Music Associate
  • Theresa Pinkard - Music Ministry Assistant

Ministry Assistants

  • Judy Wall - Sr. Adult Ministry Assistant/Receptionist
  • Susan Thompson - Education/College Ministry Assistant
  • Julie Walker - Student Ministry Assistant

Properties

  • Jerry Broome - Maintenance Supervisor
  • Lee Scott - Maintenance staff
Dr. David Eldridge - Pastor

Dr. David Eldridge

Pastor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Eldridge accepted the call to be the next pastor of FBC Clinton on April 6, 2014.
David has been the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS; where he has served since May of 2008. Prior to being called to Calvary, he pastored at FBC, Okolona; Eastlawn Baptist Church, Pascagoula; and Pineywood Baptist Church, Gardendale, AL.

David received his Ph.D in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010, Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in 2004, and BA in Christian Studies from Mississippi College in 2001. David was licensed to the ministry by FBC, Clinton, in 1999, during his time as a MC student. He was ordained by Briar Hill Baptist Church in Florence in 2003. Many of David’s teenage years were spent at FBC, Clinton, where he was actively involved in the Youth Ministry under the leadership of Harvey Ellis.

David is married to Danielle, and together they have three boys: Hayden (8), Luke (6), and Jonathan (2). Danielle holds a BS in Elementary Education from Mississippi College, but currently is a stay at home mom.

David is actively involved in the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, having served on numerous committees of both. Since spring of 2013, David has served as an adjunct professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Blue Mountain Campus.

David’s hobbies include spending time with his wife and boys, coaching the boys in various sports in the community, and running.
Jim Gifford - Education Minister

Jim Gifford

Education Minister

Clinton and FBCC became home to Jim and his family in August 2006. He and Dorinda met during college and some 30 years later are parents to 3 great kids (Libby, Luke & wife Christa, and Abby) and one new grandson, Moses. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jim served churches in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and North Carolina. Prior to coming to Clinton, he served as Sunday School / Discipleship Director for Louisiana Baptist Convention. His primary role at FBCC is Minister of Education / Administration, with a passion for guiding people to a life centered in Christ.
Dorinda is the elementary art teacher at Hillcrest Christian School, enjoys caring for 12th graders in youth Sunday school, and always has a renovation project going at home.
Jim’s favorite pastime is hanging out with Dorinda and the kids around the pool, favorite drink is a caramel machiata, and favorite set of wheels is a motorcycle.
601-926-9102
Ramey Hankins - Sr. Adult Minister

Ramey Hankins

Sr. Adult Minister

Ramey is the Minister to Senior Adults and administrates the church facilities and custodial staff. He is married to Jan, a retired elementary school teacher in the Clinton public school system. They have three children, Reid, a graduate of Mississippi College, and twin daughters, Laura and Sarah, who are both following in their mother’s footsteps in the teaching profession. Laura is married to David Boyd.
Ramey received his B.S. degree from Mississippi College, and a Master's degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ramey enjoys spending time with his family, playing with their dogs Kate, Inky, Gracie and Charlie, and hunting during the Fall and Spring.
601-926-9107
Kenny Stanteen - Youth Minister

Kenny Stanteen

Youth Minister

Kenny joined the staff of FBC Clinton as Minister to Students in spring 2005. Growing up in Texas he never thought he would leave, but upon tasting sweet tea and experiencing the wonderful people, he knew that God could use him in Mississippi as well. Kenny has a passion for seeing teenagers grow to own their faith. In so doing, he believes they become Christian leaders in their church and community. Kenny also helps maintain the church database, website, and computer network.
He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Kenny and his wonderful wife, Cassie, who serves as Children's Ministry coordinator, have two beautiful daughters, Madeline and Emma Grace. When not at the church or hanging out with teenagers, you will likely find Kenny with his family, reading a book, mountain biking, or flying a kite.
His favorite food is “Mom’s Chicken” (recipe from Cassie’s family), favorite reads are Harry Potter series and John Grisham books, and his selfish dream is to own a motorcycle.
Kenny’s biggest accomplishment beyond convincing Cassie to become his wife was running the Cow Town Marathon in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Youth Ministry Website 601-926-9104
Cassie Stanteen - Children's Ministry Coordinator

Cassie Stanteen

Children's Ministry Coordinator

601-926-9106
Nancy White - Finance Manager

Nancy White Nancy

Finance Manager

Kathy McCollough - Pastor's/Finance Assistant

Kathy McCollough

Pastor's/Finance Assistant

601-924-6705
Beverly Coleman - Music Associate

Beverly Coleman

Music Associate

Beverly serves as our Music Associate and Children's Choir Coordinator.
601-926-9112
Jenna Oswalt - Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Jenna Oswalt

Preschool Ministry Coordinator

Judy Wall - Sr. Adult Ministry Assistant/Receptionist

Judy Wall

Sr. Adult Ministry Assistant/Receptionist

(601) 926-9109
Susan Thompson - Education/College Ministry Assistant

Susan Thompson

Education/College Ministry Assistant

601-926-9110
Julie Walker - Student Ministry Assistant

Julie Walker

Student Ministry Assistant

(601) 926-9115
Theresa Pinkard - Music Ministry Assistant

Theresa Pinkard

Music Ministry Assistant

601-926-9111
Jerry Broome - Maintenance Supervisor

Jerry Broome

Maintenance Supervisor

Lee Scott - Maintenance staff

Lee Scott

Maintenance staff

Larry Black - Interim Minister of Music

Larry Black

Interim Minister of Music

601-926-9103
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