Senior Pastor

Pastor Nathan Brown

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Nathan and Kali are both from Northeast Arkansas but have been serving in North Carolina the last 12 years. They are excited to return to their home state and see God move through Growing and Going, Discipleship and Missions. 

Student Pastor

Pastor Darin Farmer

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I became the Student Pastor in June 2017. I have been a member of Clinton FBC since 1997. This was a true calling from God, because it scared me to death (still does)! I had gotten involved with our Youth Ministry again back in 2015 with a burden to make sure our students leaving for college and their careers were well grounded in the Biblical teachings of God's Word. I wanted to make sure they knew why they believed what they believed and how to share what they believed. That burden is still what I am passionate about today. Along with a focus on teaching our students how to do and share: Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Discipleship. Which are all found in Matthew 22:37-40 (the greatest command) and Matthew 28:19-20 (the great commission).

My wife Shiela and I married on Aug. 13, 1994 and have four children. Drew (born in 1996) is a Police Officer with the City of Little Rock, Travis (born in 1998) is a football and baseball coach at Cedar Ridge, Nathan (born in 2003) is a student at the University of Arkansas, and Natalie (born in 2006). I am a graduate of Muskogee High School in Muskogee, OK class of 1992. I graduated from Central Baptist College with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems in 2015, summa cum laude (if you know me, that's a BIG deal).

I heard the Lord's calling on my life on October 2, 2016 to be our Student Pastor. This was not a quick decision, I wanted the Lord to confirm that this is what He wanted me to do by other people telling me without me ever saying anything about it. God answered that prayer in so many different ways and through so many different people, I could not deny this was a true calling from God. I should have known God was up to something when I hated every one of my technology classes in college but LOVED every one of my Bible classes!!

My commitment to our church is to help lead our Student Ministry to build our students up in their walk with Christ.


Jerry Pico

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Retiring after 20 years in the Coast Guard and moving to Arkansas in 1997 was not exactly what Sue and I had planned. We assumed we would be returning to Hawaii where we met and married in 1983 and where our son, Jonathan, was born. My family and our church family in Kailua/Kaneohe were waiting for us to come home. Then, during a visit in 1994, it became obvious to us that God had a different plan.

Earnestly searching for our new church home in Arkansas, God simply drew us to the FBC Family using Vacation Bible School, other children’s ministries, and the hearts of the folks who attended and worked here. While we had determined to minister in a small church, FBC was God’s plan.

I’ve worked at FBC in one capacity or another since I was part of the volunteer crew that finished the Family Life Center. I’ve had the title of Custodian, Facility Manager, and now Church Administrator.
Our ministries have included 3rd Grade Sunday School, Children’s Church, Vacation Bible School, Adult Sunday School, Mid-Week Studies, Visitation, Missions, and working with the Youth beginning in 2001 until 2017 when I moved into the College and Career Ministry and Sue began a non-tradition Sunday School Class.

Our family was blessed when our son, Jonathan, married Karime, our daughter-in-heart, and gave us our “Grands” Emily Kona (born 2007), Melanie Keahi (born 2009) and Jonathan Keanu (born 2017).
Serving the community as Fire Chief of the Burnt Ridge Volunteer Fire Department keeps me busy in my “spare time”.
Come visit us this Sunday. You may or may not see me since I’m coordinating the safety team. Hope to see you there.



Debbie Rickard

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Christian Training Center Director

Susan Parish

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I am a 1989 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, with a BSE in Early Childhood Education. I taught kindergarten in the public school system for five years and while I loved my time teaching, I felt God calling me to begin a school where I could teach children about Jesus!


First Baptist Clinton began the ministry of the Christian Training Center in the fall of 1995. I have been blessed to be the Director/Kindergarten Teacher all these years! The Lord has blessed CTC beyond measure. We have grown into a school including preschool through third grade!


Growing up in Southern Arkansas, I met my future husband, Mickey, in college, we married in December 1988. Since Mickey was from Clinton and FBC was his church home, we returned home and I became a member the summer of 1989. Our oldest son, Seth is married to our precious Whitney. Our middle son, Park is married to precious Carli. And we are blessed with a sweet daughter, Juliana.


My hobbies reflect other things I love; sports, music, riding my bike, and kayaking.


I feel so blessed to be a part of a church family like we have here at FBC Clinton!

Campus Manager

Vickie Hayes

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