Our Preacher


Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Clay Barnes is a native of Gardendale, Alabama.  From an early age, he learned to know and love the Lord, Jesus Christ.  From the beginning, Clay developed a desire to preach the gospel.

As a student at Florida College, Clay studied Speech and Bible under Professor Brent Hunter with whom he still maintains a close personal relationship.  He also had the opportunity to work and preach with Dr. Melvin Curry (head of the Florida College Bible Department) at the Dover Church.  

Clay has over 25 years of experience preaching the gospel.  He is in his 10th year with the church at Sayre.  Clay continues to devote himself to the study of the Word of God and to the service of Jesus Christ.

Clay has been blessed with the ability to present the Word in a clear and understandable fashion.  He seeks to avoid opinions, politics, and “brotherhood positions”, preferring to speak the simple truth of the Word.

Clay is a dynamic speaker, but doesn’t hide himself behind the pulpit or in his office.  As a servant, he spends much of his time visiting the sick and elderly, and evangelizing in the community.

2 Corinthians 4:5 “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord;…”