Meet our Lead Pastor

  Pastor Clay and his wife, Cindi joined the Gateway family in November of 2019, from Raleigh, NC. Formerly a Postmaster in the U.S. Postal Service, Pastor Clay surrendered to God’s call to vocational ministry in his early thirties, resigning from the Postal Service and moving his family to the Atlanta area to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice College in Lithonia, GA. After graduation, Clay, Cindi, and their three sons moved to Wake Forest, NC where Clay earned a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Doctor of Ministry in expositional preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Clay served as Lead Pastor for eight years in the Durham, NC area, and then eleven years as a Lead Pastor in Raleigh, NC, before answering God’s call to Gateway Community Church.

Originally from South Florida, Clay and Cindi were high school sweethearts, have raised three sons, and now have five grandchildren. They are both passionate about living out the Christ-like life and seeing others experience the abundant life that Jesus promises to all who follow Him.

Pastor Clay is the author of, I Get It! – Discovering How To Really Live In The Promises Of God, and has a deep desire to effectively communicate God’s truth every week in a way that helps people discover not only what God has for their lives, but its relevance for their lives on a daily basis.