Cliff came to Oakland in 1999 as the Associate Pastor and began serving as Senior Pastor in spring 2004. Cliff completed his Master of Divinity degree in 2002 and his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2014 through the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cliff’s wife, Beth, works with the King George County School system and she is Oakland’s Women’s Ministries Director. Cliff and Beth both have a passion for men and women to become disciples of Jesus Christ, and to help believers grow in their faith and maturity in Christ. Throughout the week, Cliff works with men’s discipleship groups and Beth co-facilitates a women’s small group on Sundays and Bible studies on Wednesday evenings. Cliff and Beth have 2 adult children, Ross (wife, Gabrielle), and Joellen (husband, Joseph), and two grandchildren Maverick and Cora.