Meet our Pastor
Vaughn Stafford - Lead Pastor
Vaughn Stafford came to Clearbranch as Lead Pastor in June, 2013, having served previously at St.James UMC in Montgomery, AL.
Vaughn received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Minor in Vocal Performance at Anderson University and a Master's of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Vaughn has been a licensed local pastor in the Mississippi, North Alabama, North Georgia and Alabama-West Florida Conferences. He is currently pursuing Elder's Orders in the United Methodist Church and was commissioned Provisional Elder in June of 2012, by the Alabama-West Florida conference.
In 1995, he met his beautiful wife, Cindy; they married in April of 1997 (just six months after entering full time ministry). In August of 1998, they celebrated the birth of their first child, Ellie. On their eighth anniversary, they adopted their son, William, from Russia in 2005.
Vaughn's passion for seeing God’s people "sell out" to the Lord in worship and life moved him from touring to the local church. Since beginning ministry in 1996, he has served with children, youth, worship, young adults, senior adults, discipleship, stewardship and capital campaigns at churches in Decatur, AL, Huntsville, AL, Columbus, MS, Tuscaloosa, AL, Marietta, GA, and Montgomery, AL. Each of these churches have been United Methodist and have ranged in size from one thousand to nine thousand members. In these settings Vaughn has started numerous contemporary services and given leadership to them in every season from launching to revitalizing.