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Mark Clifton

Visiting Professor of Church Ministry
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Mark Clifton serves Midwestern Seminary as visiting professor of Church Ministry with responsibilities including regular campus visits to teach and lecture in the master’s and doctoral programs. In addition to his faculty role, Clifton is the teaching pastor at Linwood Baptist Church in Linwood, Kan., and is the executive director of church replanting and rural strategy at the North American Mission Board.

Clifton holds a Bachelor of Arts from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Seminary. He has been planting, replanting, and providing strategic mission leadership since 1978, and his ministry experience includes serving as the lead mission strategist for the Kansas Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention, leading church planting efforts in the region of North Metro Atlanta, Ga., serving as a church planter in Montreal, Quebec, as a Southern Baptist National Church Planting Missionary for eastern Canada, and leading Southern Baptist church planting projects west of the Mississippi.

Beyond his ministry endeavors, Clifton is the author of Reclaiming Glory: Creating a Gospel Legacy throughout North America (B&H). He cohosts NAMB’s Revitalize and Replant podcast and is a regular contributor to several blogs and magazines.

Clifton is married to Jill, and they have two sons, two daughters in law, and four grandsons.