First Missionary Baptist Church
200 Avenue R, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881

Rev. C.E. Dollison,
"A Charge to Keep - A World to Reach"

About the Pastor
Rev. Clifton E. Dollison, Pastor/Teacher

The fourth of nine children, Clifton E. Dollison was born in Muncie, Indiana on March 27. Sister Valerie A. Bush was born in Bartow, Florida on August 27. A native Hoosier, Rev. Dollison graduated from Indiana State University where he met Sis. Valerie, who was to become the love of his life. They married on July 25, 1981.

Rev. Dollison accepted his call into the gospel ministry in 1983 and was later ordained at the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Terre Haute, Indiana. He was subsequently called to pastor the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church in Terre Haute. After seven years of faithful service, church growth, and development, Pastor Dollison was called in 1992 to serve as the 15th pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church (FMBC) in Winter Haven, Florida.

Pastor Dollison continues to serve the church and Community in such capacities as: second vice president of the Winter Haven Interfaith Ministerial Alliance; Senior Chaplin for the Winter Haven Police Department; and president of Congress Number Three. He is a current Board member, and two-time former chair, of the Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment  or P.E.A.C.E. (click here). He has served as past president of the NAACP Winter Haven Branch and past educational dean for Congress Number Three. Pastor Dollison is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Lakeland Alumni Chapter.

Pastor and First Lady Dollison have three adult children: Trista (son-in-law Clarence Manuel), Bradley (daughter-in-law Indya, granddaughter Amerie), and Austin (daughter-in-law Erica).