Clif Johnson serves as the senior pastor of Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. Clif is a 2001 graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, AR., and earned a Masters in Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN in 2005. Previously, he was a student minister in Perryville, AR. Clif joined the staff of GMBC in the fall of 2005 as associate pastor and principal of Garrett Memorial Christian School. He then accepted the senior pastor position in the fall of 2007. Clif is married to Kristi and they have three children.
Zeb Balentine serves as the Director of Music and Student Ministries at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church. He joined the staff of Garrett Memorial in the fall of 2008. He is a 2008 graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, AR receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on Pastoral Ministries. Zeb and his wife Michelle have been married since June of 2007 and have one son, Dylan.
Carolyn Lauterbach has been the church and school secretary since 2001. She is a Hope native, former business owner with fifteen years retail experience, housewife, mother, grandmother, and caregiver. She is the glue that holds the office staff together! Carolyn is married to Danny Lauterbach and they have four children and many grandchildren.