Hello, thank you for taking time to get to know our Pastor Clayton and his wife Christie. They were both born and raised in Danville, VA and consider it a privilege to serve God here in their hometown. Clayton graduated high school from Southall Christian and Christie from GWHS. They were married in Sept. 1996, the same year Christie graduated from DCC nursing school. Three years later in 1999 their life changed as Clayton accepted the pastorate at Shining Light Baptist Church, where he still serves today. Clayton earned his Masters from West Lenoir Baptist School of Ministry and his Doctorates in Biblical Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary. Christie, continued working while going back to school to earn her Bachelors degree in nursing from JMU. She currently works with LASH group from home.

Clayton was saved early in life, at the age of six. Christie was nineteen before she heard a clear presentation of the Gospel and became a Christian. Clayton grew up attending church, and was educated in Christian schools from elementary through high-school. Christie, being raised by a single mom who did not drive, seldom attended church and learned very little about the Bible until after becoming a Christian in 1995.

They enjoy outdoor activities like walking and riding their bikes on the river trail. They both enjoy watching college basketball, especially when their favorite team is having a good season. Pastor Clayton loves teaching the bible, he enjoys helping Christians build their bible knowledge, as well as their relationship with God.

They would welcome the opportunity to help you and your family develop and grow into Voices for Gods Word and Hands for God's work. Come visit us at SLBC of Danville.