Warren Clifton joined the Grace Community staff July 1, 2012. Warren previously served our church as a ministry intern. Prior to joining Grace Community, Warren served as the Director of Church Relations for Centenary College of Louisiana. Warren began his career as the Director of Youth Ministries at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and later served as Associate Pastor of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, both in Shreveport.
Warren is a Licensed Local Pastor. Warren has over 15 years of successful business experience, specifically in the areas of recruiting, business process outsourcing, and sales management. He was well-known for offering his clients in business what he now offers to the church: an infectious can-do attitude, a common sense approach to problems, the ability to concretely connect people through conscious decisions and common actions to care for each other, and the highest level of integrity. Warren graduated from Centenary College in 1991 with a degree and business and in 1994 from The University of Texas at Arlington with an MBA. He is currently pursuing his M.Div. through Iliff School of Theology.
Warren is married to Annelise Christensen Clifton, a 1992 graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and 1995 graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Annelise works for the Council on Alcoholism/Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana as a teacher at The Cavanaugh Center, a structured, supervised, adolescent inpatient treatment facility. The Clifton’s have three school-age children: Sawyer, Ransom, and Harper.