Clay Smith, Youth Minister
Clay Smith Minister to Youth Bio Here x c v b n m s

Clay Smith
Minister to Youth

Clay has been married to Julie M. Gilbert since 1995 and they have three children (all boys), M. Cameron, M.  Connor and M. Chandler. His hobbies are soccer, basketball and water skiing.
Ministry ObjectiveTo be the Student Minister in a local Southern Baptist Church.
 
Education
Master of Arts in Religious Education (concentration in Youth Ministry); received from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, January 2004
Bachelor of Arts (Major:  Church Careers, Minor: Youth Ministry); received from East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX, August 1996
 
Ministerial Credentials:
Minister of Youth and Education, First Baptist Church, Jonesboro, LA
Associational Youth Director, Jackson Baptist Association, Jonesboro, LA
Area Coordinator for Third Annual Youth Explosion
Louisiana Youth Evangelism Conference Team, Alexandria, LA
Minister of Youth, Goodwood Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Minister to Students and Recreation, Killian First Baptist Church, Springfield, LA
Minister to Students, First Baptist Church, Jefferson, TX
Recreation Coordinator for Soda Lake Baptist Association, Children’s Camp
Internship with Dr. Barry Beames, First Baptist Church, Jefferson, TX
Youth Minister, Morton Baptist Church, Diana, TX
Summer Staff, Glorieta Conference Center, Glorieta, NM
 
Statement of Call:
I felt the call to the ministry at the age of 21 at my home in McComb, MS.  What an incredible feeling it was when I knew that God was speaking to my heart and leading me to do His will by surrendering my life to full-time Student Ministry.
 
Philosophy of Ministry:
My philosophy of youth ministry is to effectively minister and meet the needs of students to the best of my ability and help them become better Christians in their daily walk with the Lord.