We believe the highest level of servant leadership in the church resides in the office of eldership. These are men who are qualified according to Biblical standards (1Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9), set apart by the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:28), and called to serve the church through shepherding and oversight. We consider Elders to be the servant leaders of Radiant City Church. Our Elders are to point the congregation to Jesus, who is the head and Chief Shepherd of the church (1Peter 5:4). 


Lead Pastor
Preaching & Vision
Cliff serves as Lead Pastor at Radiant City giving primary leadership to the vision & direction of the church. Cliff loves preaching the Word of God.  He is passionate about disciple-making & church planting: equipping & mobilizing believers to reach the lost & teach the found. As a native South-Floridian originally from Miami, he is devoted to giving his life to win as many people to Christ as possible for the sake of the Gospel.

He is married to Crystal and the father of two; Naomi and Judah León. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, sports, and is an avid card player, especially when it comes to spades. 


We believe that office of deacon is of paramount importance in the life of the church. If Elders “serve the church by leading,” then Deacons “lead in the church by serving.” These men and women meet the Biblical qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Our Deacons serve the congregation by taking care of the physical and logistical needs of the church so that the Elders may focus on their primary calling.







The Elders of Radiant City are called to set the direction &  vision for the church. The staff then, similar to the deacons, are called to help practically carry out that vision & direction. The primary calling for staff is to equip the saints for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12). We believe staff personnel are those called to vocational ministry for the equipping of the church or their development for future ministry.

CODY Gilliard 

Worship & Serving Teams Director 
Cody Serves as Radiant City's Worship & Serving Team Director. He lead's our congregation in biblically faithful, Gospel-centered, and contextually appropriate expressions of worship in our Sunday Gatherings; championing Radiant City's philosophy of worship as it pertains to music. Additionally, Cody also oversees all of our Serving Teams and Volunteers within the life of the church. 

He is married to Lenesha and together they have four beautiful children, Christian (7), Chloe (5), Caleb (2), and Canaan (8 months). Cody loves preaching the Word, is passionate about discipling the next generation, and  he is a major Miami Dolphins fan!    

Shannon McGrath


Finance & Bookkeeping
Radiant Kids Coordinator
Shannon Serves oversees all of our day to day finances, bookkeeping, and serves on our Finance Team within the life of Radiant City.

She is married to Kevin and they have two sons, Tommy and John. She enjoys reading in her free time, serving in Kids Ministry, and supporting her family in all of their outdoor and athletic endeavors. 
Sheila has a  passion & burden for children who have yet to meet Jesus. She serves by partnering with families to meet, love, follow, and share the love of Jesus. 

She has three sons, Jeramill, Pier, and Xavier. Sheila loves working out with her Burn bootcamp community and spending quality time with her family.


Radiant City is committed to raising up pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders. Our residencies are two-year discipleship spaces designed for individuals who have some ministry experience and are looking to move into full-time vocational ministry . As  part of our Staff Team, our Residents will continue to develop and grow in their competencies through a leadership role in one of our ministries. Leadership development, connecting, and communicating with staff and the congregation is an important part of our residency program. 


Student Ministry Resident
Pedro serves as Radiant City's Student Ministry Resident. He has a tremendous passion for reaching the next generation of students and gives leadership to our junior high and high school ministries. He also oversees our social media platforms and visual communication..

Pedro is married to his radiant bride Kim! He loves comic books and anything DC. Additionally, both Kim and Pedro love Disney and spending quality time with one another and with students.