Pastor Cliff Gleason grew up in the area of Worcester, Massachusetts. His family attended the Baptist church when he was in elementary school. He was baptized and joined the Seventh-day adventist when at age 14, in 1966. After college he went straight to the seminary at Andrews University in Michigan. He has pastored in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia, Oregon and New Hampshire. Besides pastoring the Laconia and Concord churches, he serves as Area Ministerial Leader for the Adventist pastors in New Hampshire and Vermont. He loves visiting people in their home and studying the Bible with them. He has been Pastor of the Laconia and Concord churches since November, 2002.