Pastor Malcolm Clements
Malcolm S. Clements was born November 7, 1943 in Gibsonton, Florida. Mac Clements grew to adolescence attending the church he would later pastor for over 40 years, First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, FL. When he was 33 years old, he responded to the “altar call” and gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ.
On December 7, 1962, he wed his long time sweetheart, Patricia Sumner, and for several years they owned a tropical fish farm in Gibsonton. FL. While working this business, they were called to the ministry and both enrolled in the University of Marietta located in Marietta, Georgia where they respectively earned Bachelor’s degree in 1972. In 1975, Mac became Pastor and continues under his ministry and leadership today.
|Associate Pastor Buddy Burton
Youth Choir Minister Janet Burton
Buddy Burton is an ordained Baptist minister and a graduate of Campbell University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has spent his career in local church ministry, Evangelism and Gospel Music. In 1998, he was inducted into the Southern Gospel Hall of Fame.
His wife, Janet, is the church organist and works with the children’s choir and youth ensemble.
|Ministers of Music
Mel & Analene McCulloch
Mel is an ordained deacon and licensed minister. His wife Analene works with the Hillsborough County School system. They have served churches in the Music Ministries for many years in the Tampa Bay area. They joined First Baptist Church of Gibsonton six years ago and our music program is considered one of the finest in the area.
David was born in Tampa FL and grew up in Gibsonton. In 1970 he accepted Christ as his Savior and was later baptized with his Father here at First Baptist Gibsonton. Brother David was licensed to preach and ordained to the Gospel ministry at this church. In 2001 he earned a Bachelor of Biblical Studies II and in 2007 he earned a Masters in Pastoral Counseling. He is Married to Evelyn Howard and has two daughters.
William Lee / JoyBeth Lee
WHAT WE BELIEVE
To proclaim the gospel message of Jesus Christ. To minister to those in need, both spiritually and physically extending our ministry into all the world through a strong mission program.
We believe God the Father is the first person of the Trinity. He is eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-loving, perfect and holy in every way. God is the supreme Ruler and Sustainer of the universe. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14
We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity and is the begotten eternal Son of God, who became flesh to reveal God to man, to fulfill prophecy, and to become the Savior of the lost world. In becoming man; he died on the Cross for our sins, was buried; bodily rose from the dead; physically ascended into heaven in His glorified, resurrected body and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1: 1-5
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity who specially came into the world on the day of Pentecost to glorify Christ and to enable men to appropriate the salvation wrought by Christ. He is the primary agent for the conviction of sin and for regeneration. He is present in the world to make people aware of their sin and their need for Jesus. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. II Corinthians 3:17; John 16: 7-13; Acts 1:8 Ephesians 1:13
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the inspired word of God. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation.
II Timothy 3:16
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ provides the sole basis for forgiveness of sins and salvation, which is the free gift of God’s grace. “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” and those who receive Jesus Christ by faith are born again, have their sins forgiven, become children of God and a new creation in Christ.
Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10
According to God’s plan, the world as we know it now, will come to an end. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth and Christ will judge all men. The righteous through Christ will be resurrected, glorified and will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15
Office Hours: 9am to 3pm
First Baptist Church of Gibsonton Office: 813 677-1301
9912 Indiana St. / P.O. Box 65 Fax: 813 677-9378
Gibsonton, Fl. 33534
Website: 1STBAPTISTGIBSONTON.COM Facebook: First Baptist Church of Gibsonton