Bishop Dr. J. L. Clayton's Page
- City You Live In: (Add closest Major City in Parentheses)
- Fresno (Sacramento)
- State You Live In:
- CALIFORNIA CA
- Church Status:
- Senior Pastor
- Church Name:
- Empowering Lives Christian Center
- About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
- Dr. Clayton was born in Fresno, CA while growing up in Los Angeles, CA; he experienced a child hood of gangs, drugs, crime and rebellion. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and began preaching the gospel at the age of sixteen. Dr. Clayton has been in ministry for over twenty five years.
He began his ministry by establishing One Way Christian Clubs in the school district he attended and from there he has established several other ministries such as I’m Free which was an outreach for churches to reach the under privileged youth and drug addicted individuals of their communities. In 1994 Dr. Clayton was sent out by Bishop Dr. Donnie Williams to begin his first Pastorate of Restoration Family Church. Dr. Clayton and his wife Pastor Anita Clayton has launched and Pastored three churches in the Southern California Region and he has had oversight of several other churches and outreach centers within the United States and abroad he sits on the board of five ministries and churches. Under the umbrella of Clayton International Ministries (C.I.M.) Dr. Clayton has established Church Boot Camps for leaders that focus on Biblical Hermeneutics, Church Government and the believer’s authority. Dr. Clayton is also the founder of Covenant Makers Ministries (C.M.M.) which serves as a bridge between the church and corporate America as well as mentor up and coming leaders while giving them a platform to show forth their entrepreneur and leadership abilities. Dr. Clayton also serves as an assistant to the Presiding International Prelate Bishop of The Family Church International Fellowship of Churches.
He is a graduate of “Youth with a Purpose” Ministerial College; he has attended Citrus Jr. College and has received his Bachelors Degree and has completed his Masters Program through Friends Bible College. In 2008 Dr. Clayton received his Doctorate Degree in Theology, and minored in Psychology from The Union University of California Bible College & Seminary.
Dr. Clayton has received numerous awards and accommodations at the state and local levels, as well as several accommodations for his work in ministry and community within the United States and abroad. Dr. Clayton is known to be a man with wisdom beyond his years, who teaches and preaches with authority and power.
Dr. Clayton has been married to his wife Anita Clayton for 22 years and they have three adult children.
Dr. Clayton is a renowned preacher, encourager and teacher of biblical principles with emphasis on Church Government.
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- Dr. Mark Hanby
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