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Longtime pastor steps down from the pulpit

July 1, 2011

The Cliffords, Jim and Barbara, relax in their living room. — Post & Mail photo / Robin Plasterer

COLUMBIA CITY — When he was a boy, Jim Clifford’s grandfather once told him he had the “shoulders of a preacher.”
Those words proved prophetic when Clifford, with the support of his wife Barbara, took the pulpit at Laud Christian Church and delivered sermons for 42 years.
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