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Clint and his wife Jennifer have been married since 2000 and have six children. Clint holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Florida, and a Master of Arts from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Clint is the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Pillar Church was founded in 2005 just one mile north of Quantico. Clint served as a church planter and associate pastor at several churches in the Southeast before planting Pillar Church. Since its inception, Pillar Church has started at least one new church each year, including churches in Reykjavik, Iceland, Bali, Indonesia, Norfolk, Virginia, and Fredericksburg, Virginia, among others.

In 2011 Pillar Church launched its most ambitious effort, the Praetorian Project, an effort to plant a network of new churches at military installations around the world. Clint is the author of several books, articles and courses including Church Planting Thresholds: A Gospel Centered Guide.

Clint serves as the Send City Missionary for Washington, D.C. with the North American Mission Board. 
Articles by this Author
March 26, 2018 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
What is a CPCT? Our Church Planter Care Team (CPCT) is a group of members who, on behalf of our church, make it their responsibility to support and encourage families we send to spread the gospel. We want to be the first people they message with a God-story because they know we will celebrate...
November 3, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Clint Clifton, Send City Missionary for Washington D.C. and Baltimore, explains how planters can create a culture of kingdom-minded multiplication in the life of their church plant.
October 11, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me not to “sacrifice my family on the altar of ministry,” I could go to Home Depot and buy everything I needed to build an altar and start offering sacrifices in my back yard. I’m sure that those who give me this advice mean well, but the truth is...
September 13, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Clint Clifton, Send City Missionary for Washington D.C., explains the necessary components for churches to multiply.
August 3, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
The Great Commission is a call to an ongoing ministry. Baptism is the front door to the local church; the entry point to an ongoing relationship with the family of God. Disciple-making will continue throughout our Christian life, and teaching all that Jesus commanded will take some time, too....
August 2, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Finally, it is time to unleash your team! This is one of the most exciting parts of the process. After months of preparation and prayer, your church planting team will be sent out to do the work God called them to. A commissioning service is a great way to mark the transition and celebrate the...
August 1, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Anyone hoping to multiply churches must first learn to multiply leaders. As pastors, preparing others for ministry, it is in our job description. Paul instructed Timothy to “Equip the saints for the work of ministry,” (Ephesians 4:12) and to take the lessons he had learned “in the presence of...
July 31, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
In most churches, there are a few ministries that in which only a handful of people participate. Usually, those ministries are driven by one person with a clear passion. Nearly every member of the church knows about it, but very few will ever participate in it. Maybe your church has a ministry to...
May 19, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Church Mobilization | Church Planting | Send Network
Clint Clifton, the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries, Virginia, explains why celebration is a tool for multiplication. Learn more.
April 27, 2017 by Clint Clifton | Church Mobilization | Church Planting | Send Network
This Guide from the Send Network, provides practical help as planters navigate balancing their calling to plant a church while remaining a godly husband.
October 20, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
New City Network (NCN) believes it is the privilege and duty of every Christian to be involved in the start of new churches. The last session of Church Planting Primer explores how ordinary Christians can begin new churches. We recognize that every Christian is not called to be a “church...
October 19, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Now that NAMB and NCN have convinced you that church planting is both biblical and necessary, Session 3 of the Primer will introduce how new churches begin.
October 18, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Yesterday, we introduced Church Planting Primer, and the first session of the course: "Biblical Rationale for Church Planting." Today’s video will introduce the need for new churches.
October 17, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
NAMB is taking a week to highlight a partnership that emphasizes the Send Network’s value of multiplication. The video in this blog is a part of a training series designed by New City Network (NCN).
August 8, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Disciple making is the foundation of church planting. If you want to lead your church to plant new churches, start by making disciples. While it’s possible to plant churches without making disciples, you won’t make disciples without seeing new churches planted as a result. New churches are an...
February 16, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Evangelism | Send Network
Learn from missionary, Cliff Clifton, as he describes the challenges he faced after becoming a professional Christian. Click here to learn more.
January 20, 2016 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Our strategy is simple – so simple it’s hard even to call it a strategy. We want to see men and women serving in the U.S. military become faithful, committed followers of Christ, and then, as their career moves...
November 3, 2015 by Clint Clifton | Send Network
Financially supporting missionaries and church planters is a centuries old practice in Jesus’ church. Even now, virtually all healthy churches and committed Christians dedicate a portion of their income to the spread of the Gospel....