Pastors & Staff

Clif Johnson

Senior Pastor

Clif has been on staff at GMBC since 2005, & has served as Senior Pastor since 2008. He is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas who loves reading, traveling, Yankees baseball, & being around people. He met Kristi while attending Central Baptist College in Conway, AR. They married in 2001. Kristi was raised in St. Louis & is passionate about being the wife & mother God has called her to be. Clif & Kristi have three children: Jack, Sam, & Sophia. Clif is a graduate of Central Baptist College in Conway, AR., & Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He also earned his D.Min from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris Vines

Family and Youth Pastor

Chris and Sidney came to Garrett Memorial in May of 2014.  Chris is an Arkansas native who loves golf, reading, great coffee, and whatever "sport" is currently in style (right now it's disc golf and pickle ball). He is a graduate of Central Baptist College  and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris and Sidney have been married since 2012. They have two sons, Carson and Elliott. 

Jack Daniels

Worship Pastor

Jack Daniels grew up in Hope, AR & has been involved in music since he was a child.   He started a regional group called The Ambassadors with his father, the late Jim Daniels, in 1984.   He has also toured with The Martins, a well-known family trio, and was pianist & musical director for David Phelps for 18 years.  Jack has also been the worship leader at Garrett Memorial Baptist Church in Hope, AR since 2013 .  He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southern Arkansas University with a major in Voice performance & a minor in piano.  He also holds a degree in Diesel & Heavy Truck Mechanics from Red River Vo-tech School (now University of Arkansas Community College in Hope).  

Jack resides with his wife Sunny & their six children on a third-generation family farm in Bodcaw, AR where they raise grass-finished beef, poultry, lamb, free-range
eggs, & fresh vegetables & sell their products through their on-farm market.

Carolyn Lauterbach

Office Manager

Carolyn has been faithfully and tirelessly "running the show" in the church office since 2001. She and her husband, Danny, have been married for 43 years.