Clint serves as our Lead Pastor at Arlington First Church of the Nazarene. Clint loves sports and admits to possibly being addicted to fantasy football. He also enjoys running, reading, working with teen quizzing and spending time with his daughters. Pastor Clint graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Religion in 1997, and then received his Masters of Arts from SNU in Religion in 2000. He has served as a Senior Pastor at Kennewick Church of the Nazarene in Kennewick, WA, Williams Church of the Nazarene, in Bethany, OK and as an Associate/Youth Pastor Kingfisher, OK and Sherwood, AR. Clint and his wife, Bridget, have two children, Leah and Julia.
Chrissy is our Youth Pastor at Arlington First and also partners with her husband, Jairo, in the worship arts ministry. Chrissy is from Pueblo, Colorado but is a born again Texan and absolutely loves her home in Texas! Chrissy and Jairo have two kids, Tony, 5, and Sara, 2. You can often see Tony running around the church making his famous batman face and showing off his karate moves! Chrissy has a Music degree and a Christian Education minor from Southern Nazarene University and ordained as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2017.
James, born and reared in Texas, began pastoring in 1939 in Northeast Texas. In 1942, he was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene. Also in 1942 he married the love of his life, Gladys, and she faithfully served with him in ministry until God called her home in 1998. In 1948 James graduated from Bethany Penile College (now Southern Nazarene University). Over these seventy plus years he has pastored in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma including pastoring Arlington First Church of the Nazarene from 1950-1960. James transferred from the pastorate in 1972 to enter the field of evangelism. It was his privilege to preach in churches in many states while having his residence in Arlington. In 1993 he rejoined the AFCN staff in his present position as Pastor Emeritus (or as otherwise known “Pastor PapPaw”). Gladys and James have two daughters, Ann Adams and Sue Smith, who also attend AFCN. At 96 he does not keep regular office hours, but attends regular services. He loves God and people.
Bridget is Pastor Clint’s wife, as well as his full partner in ministry. Together they collaborate on all avenues of their ministry. Bridget is our Children’s Pastor, leading the Children’s Department at Arlington First, as well as serving as the chaplain at our Kids Konnection Daycare. Bridget loves reading, working on her computer and tackling home projects. Bridget graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Psychology in 1997 and was ordained in 2016.
Tiffany volunteers as the college age Pastor here at AFCN. Tiffany has always been a vital part of our church, volunteering in the children's and teen ministries, as well as serving as our Director of Kid's Konnection, the daycare based out of our church, until 2016. Tiffany and her husband Brian have two energetic boys, Tyler, 12 and Austin, 9. Tiffany is passionate about helping to develop disciples of Christ, and is currently on track for ordination as an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene through Trevecca Nazarene University.