Clif Crockett, at center, is shown speaking with congregation members Randy Moller, at left, and Colt Moller, at right, during the reception in his honor at the First United Methodist Church in Monett last Sunday. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
Around 150 people turned out on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Monett to say goodbye to Pastor Clif Crockett, who gave his last sermon at the church last week.
Crockett said he had enjoyed his 11 years of service at the Monett church and the opportunity to be involved in many community activities. The job had offered a unique opportunity to be involved in people's lives and the most joyous and intense moments, he said.
Crockett and his wife, Dee, will be moving to Kimberling City, where he will assume the duties of pastor at the First United Mathodist Church there.