Cliff calls Uxbridge, Ontario home, but was raised in many places throughout the Greater Toronto Area and small towns in Ontario. He has served congregations in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, and Ontario. He obtained his Bachelor of Theology from Ontario Bible College and his Master of Divinity from Acadia University.
Cliff enjoys being outdoors during all seasons and has a variety of favorite activities including birding, fishing, kayaking, and cross country skiing.
He and Marian have been married for over 36 years and have 3 adult children along with 5 grand children. They came to Calvary Baptist in March of 2003 from Meaford, Ontario where he served First Baptist Meaford as well as Woodford Baptist there.
Cliff says his favourite Bible character is Elijah and two of his favourite scriptures are Psalm 61 and John 15:13.
"God is faithful; when we have put our personal faith in His Son. He is able to hold us to His side through the storms and distractions of life, with refreshing explosions of joy amid the plodding of a faithful life. His Word is my anchor."
Organist and Choir Director
Elizabeth and husband Morris moved from the Niagara Peninsula to Midland in 2006 and Elizabeth filled the position of Church Organist at Calvary Baptist the same year. The entire Hough family were instantly embraced with the love and warmth of the Lord through the Calvary Family.
Elizabeth began her church music career as a young teen playing the piano for the Sunday School hymns. Her musical education included advanced piano study with Harold Bradley (a direct lineal descendant of piano educators beginning with Frederic Chopin). She began organ studies in St. Catharines and became of Royal Conservatory Silver Medalist.
Elizabeth was the Director of Music and Organist in Niagara Falls for over 25 years as well as the Niagara Symphony Association's director of Children's Orff/Kodaly education. She has been a member of the Royal College of Organists, the Royal School of Church Music, and was a president of the Niagara Chapter Choristers Guild.
Amanda, her husband Bruce, and 3 children became members of Calvary Baptist Church in 2005. Amanda moved to Canada from the state of Georgia in 2004 and married Bruce that same year.
She was blessed to grow up in a Christian home as a preacher's daughter and certainly found a family in the congregation at Calvary Baptist as an adult.
It is a common joke in the congregation that Amanda wears many "hats" here at Calvary Baptist and helps wherever she is able. She loves to sing and play the piano and considers it a joy and blessing to be our custodian.
Executive Council Chair - Amanda Stewart
Christian Education Ministry Chair - Ruth Tatum
Mission and Outreach Ministry Chair - Margo French
Stewardship, Finance, and Property Ministry Chair - Lisa Reilly
Worship and Pastoral Care Ministry Chair - Manfred Siebert
Clerk - Anne Donald
Treasurer - John French
Bible Studies - Ralph and Claudia VanRiesen
Do Drop In - Joan Church
Ladies Fellowship - Joan Church
Men's Fellowship - Bob Megaw