Meet our Pastor and First Lady

Clifton was baptized in the name of Jesus at an early age, knowing even as a child that the call to ministry was on his life.  At the age of 17 Clifton’s family began attending New Hope Apostolic Temple, under the leadership of Bishop Lance R. Foster. Shortly after, Clifton received the precious gift of the Holy Ghost while attending a revival at New Hope and just one year later on his 18th birthday he preached his first sermon titled, “It’s all in the house.” He was known as the preacher by many friends and acquaintances.  Since that time, Clifton continued to work faithfully in the ministry at New Hope and preached the Word of God in various services, conferences and programs.

Clifton met Brandi in October of 1999, and in September of 2000 they were joined in Holy matrimony. Clifton and Brandi have five beautiful children: Clifton IV, Alanna, Caleb, Shaylee and Jordan.   Together, they have made building and strengthening families one of the bedrock principles of their ministry.

Clifton and Brandi served in many different capacities both at New Hope and in The Greater Tri-State Council before being called to start a new ministry. The call to pastor came in the year of 2013, when Elder Hobbs opened The Glory Tabernacle. On Sunday, October 13, 2013, The Glory Tabernacle held its first service at the home of Pastor and Lady Hobbs on S 30th St in Bellevue, NE. In just four months God blessed the ministry to grow and services were moved to the Holiday Inn Express Conference room in Bellevue, NE. Only three short months later, in June of 2014, The Glory Tabernacle moved to former John Beasley Theater located at the South Omaha YMCA.  In May of 2020 The Glory Tabernacle had to leave the South YMCA, but God blessed and The Glory Tabernacle moved to it’s current location, 2214 Lindyview Rd, Bellevue, NE.  Under the leadership of Pastor and Lady Hobbs The Glory Tabernacle has expanded both in church membership and outreach to the community at our new location.   

There is no question that this young man loves his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and that his desire is to spread the good news that Christ still lives and desires to have a relationship with each one of us.