Cliff Mayton came to Memorial Baptist Church in May of 1999 as Senior Pastor. He previously served as pastor of churches in Texas and Arkansas.

Mayton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He also did graduate work at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned the Master of Divinity degree at Luther Rice Seminary.

He has been married to his wife, Georgianna, since 1971, and they have three children: Cliff, Jr., Bob and Joy; two daughters-in-law, Jessica and Lindsey; son-in-law, Jason Ermish; five grandsons, James Clifton Mayton, III (Trey), Greysen Wyatt Mayton, Brooks Dane Mayton, Zachery Taylor Mayton and Ezekiel Ermish; and a granddaughter, Lily Jean Mayton.

Pastor Cliff has a heart for seeing people come to Christ here at home and around the world. He has preached internationally in Israel, Romania, Brazil and Mexico.