Pastor and Staff



Pastor Dace Clifton has served as the pastor of FBC for 7 years. He firmly believes there is nothing more important in life than trusting Christ and growing as a fully committed disciple of Jesus.  Dace grew up in a Christian home and trusted Christ at an early age. He met his wife,  Jacque, while at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. They have two children.  

Prior to coming to FBC, Dace spent over 10 years working as a police officer for the city of Arlington. After running from God's call on his life for several years, he transitioned from the police car to the pulpit in October 2011. He completed a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Seminary. Dace is currently pursuing a PhD in Preaching and Pastoral Ministry from Southwestern. He loves to preach God's Word, study the Bible, encourage others, spend time with his family, and eat bar-b-que. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Arlington Baptist University.  Feel free to contact him at



We could not do what we do without a caring church staff.  Our church staff serves the church body in several areas.


Associate Minister

Stanton Blackburn is our Associate Minister.  He works with children, youth, and senior adults in several capacities.  He has a love for God and a passion to share the faith with the next generation. You would be hard-pressed to find a man who has a greater servant's heart than Stanton. 


Student Minister

Matt Squires is our Student Minister.  Student ministry is a big part of FBC. Matt has several years of experience in student ministry and a passion to reach high school and junior high students with the gospel.  He coordinates numerous area wide youth ministries and events.  Matt focuses on evangelism, discipleship, and outreach.


Worship Minister

Scott Neely is our Worship Minister.  Scott leads our worship team each week at our weekly worship services.  Scott is also involved in several collegiate ministries at Tarleton State University.


Administrative Assistant

Janie Holderman is our administrative assistant.  She keeps the church office running smoothly and ensures that administrative tasks are taken care of.  She does an excellent job making sure our staff have the things needed to lead in ministry.


R.A.N.C.H. Director 

Marylin Lee is the director of our state-liscensed childcare ministry.  She oversees several additional childcare staff ensuring that children are cared for in a safe, clean, and Christ-honoring environment.


We want everyone to experience a life giving and transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.  We believe that true freedom, purpose, and joy is only found in knowing God and living as a committed follower of Jesus.


211 South Walnut
Hico, Texas 764547 



Sunday Bible Studies 9:30 am

Sunday Worship 10:30 am

Sunday PM Study, 6:00 pm

Wednesday Student Ministry 6:00 pm

Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm

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