Invite A Speaker
Invite a pastor, military service member, or endorsed Praetorian speaker to share about the project with your congregation at an upcoming service or conference.
Clint Clifton is the founding pastor of Pillar Church in Dumfries VA, and catalytic church planter with the North American Mission Board. Clint served started several churches in the southeast before planting Pillar Church near Marine Corps base Quantico. Since it’s founding in 2005 Pillar Church has planted 9 new churches and has developed three international church planting initiatives. Pillar Church began Praetorian Project, which was originally an effort to start a network of new churches at every Marine Corps base around the world. While that effort remains, Praetorian Project's mission now includes planting churches near any base regardless of branch. Clint holds degrees from The Baptist College of Florida and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Clint and his wife Jennifer are childhood sweethearts and have been married since 2000. They have four children Noah, Ruthe, Isaiah and Moses.
Roy is the founding pastor or Pillar Church in Stafford VA and a former US Marine. Roy served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps before accepting God's call to plant a new church near Quantico Marine Corps Base. In 2011 Roy took a giant leap of faith by resigning from his post in the Marine Corps to began Planting Pillar Church in Stafford. Pillar Churches meting facility is just one mile from the south gate of Quantico Marine Corps base and in proximity to thousands of US Marines. In addition to the education Roy received as a Marine, Roy holds a BA from Liberty University and is in pursuit of a MA from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Roy and his wife Cassandra have three girls Gabby, Alyisa and Isabella.
Del is a deacon at Living Proof Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA. He spent 27 years with TWA, serving 14 years as a civilian employee at 2nd ITR, MCB, Camp Pendleton, CA, l966 - 1979, representing the airline industry. His principal responsibility to the cadre was to see that they got home for leave before going to specialty schools or to Vietnam. His relationship with the Marines began as a little boy whose aunt was a female Marine, serving in the Pacific theater during WW II. He understands the unique needs of a church that is prepared to serve Marines and their families, especially in support of the family when the Marine is deployed. Since accepting God’s call to this path every circle in which he walks has affirmed this walk for Christ. He considers Praetorian Project as a late in life blessing. Del is Married to Harriett (50+ years), and together they have two children and eight grandchildren.
Colby and his wife Annie have been married since 2001 and are the parents of three daughters: Haley, Darcy and Gracie. Colby oversees the teaching ministries of the church in Dumfries. Before coming to Pillar Colby served as an associate pastor at Stafford Baptist Church (the church that planted Pillar Church). In 2008 the Garmans joined the staff of the International Mission Board and served for two years as missionaries to the nation of Iceland. Colby is a graduate of Liberty University where he earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and of Biola University where he earned an M.A. in Christian Apologetics. Colby was foundational in the conceptualization of the Praetorian Project and participates in the training process for Praetorian planters. You can learn more about Colby by following him on twitter @colbygarman
Brian is a former Marine officer with a passion for the Gospel. He and his wife Kelli live in Eastern North Carolina with their three children Kristlyn, Trey, and Nate. In 2010 Brian began sensing God's calling into pastoral ministry. Since then Brian has completed Pillar Churches training program for new church planters and has been commissioned by to start a new church near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina where he is currently stationed. Brian plans to begin Pillar Church of Jacksonville in the Spring of 2013.