Cliff Hampton (Elder)
Cliff is married to Ruth and has two children, Naarah and Rachel. They moved to Deniliquin a bit over ten years ago after living for a time in Goulburn.
Cliff hails from the Emerald Isle, better known as, Ireland, but had made a number of trips to Australia with family before deciding that Australia was a great place to live.
His favourite Bible verse is from the Old Testament:
The end of the matter; all has been heard.
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 (ESV)
If he could invite any three people (living or dead) for a meal, he would invite Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking and Jesus. Dawkins and Hawking because if they knew the truth and then could tell others about this amazing and beautiful world that God created, just imagine how many people they could lead to the truth of Jesus being the King of kings, Lord of lords and Saviour of the world. Jesus because He would be able to correct their wrong thinking about (1) the existence of God; (2) the Rule of God; (3) the consequences of ignoring God; and (4) the rescue plan God has for those who will listen – eternal life through faith in Jesus.
Spare time activities? – What spare time!! “I’d like to say learning the guitar but I’m no good at it and get frustrated – so that can’t be it. Must be relaxing by being on the river in a boat; no swimming, it’s too wet.” Cliff is also known to collect old farm memorabilia, such as rusting seeders and ploughs, which he proudly displays around his house yard.
For Cliff, the favourite things about our church are its friendly, caring atmosphere and the teaching of Bible truth.