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Pastor Malcolm Clements
Admin Director Pat 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.

Pastor Assistant
David Howard

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, and is now pursuing a Doctorate in Ministry. He is Married to Evelyn Howard and has two daughters.

Darrel Adams


Quinton Underwood


Ida Maxwell

Church Pianist

Gene Seyfert

Bus Ministry

Sharon Thompson

Church Secretary

Joe Bateman


Tom Williams


Dr. Harold Linville

Nursing Home Ministry

Kathy Whitworth

Janitorial / Kitchen / Teacher

William Lee

Student Ministries

Forace Duncan


Gail Maxwell

Children's Church

Paul Dillinger

Sound Tech / Maintenance

Terry Parker

Lawn / Maintenance

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