Pastor Clay is one of the four children born to Clarence and Mary "Niecie" Kirksey of Indianola. He received his first Ordination in the Church of God (Cleveland TN) and served as Senior Pastor of two MS congregations, Batesville's New Hope Church of God and the Morton Church of God. While serving in the Church of God, he also established two successful Christian Schools. In addition, he is a 1996 graduate of JSMI (Jerry Savelle Bible College) of Fort Worth TX and was ordained by KCM (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) also of Fort Worth TX. He served as Associate Pastor of EMIC (Eagle Mountain International Church) the church of Kenneth Copeland Ministries for seven years.
Pastor Clay has three adult children and no grandchildren. He has a unique gift of teaching the Word of God and has a heart of compassion for the people. At times he also ministers on the piano and song. Many people have been blessed by his ministry in the pulpit as well as his Daily Email Devotionals
Pastor Linda has four adult children and eleven grandchildren. Her father, Clifford L. Burnside, was an Assembly of God Pastor in AR & MS for 50+ years. Linda has a sweet spirit and soft voice. Her heart of compassion for God's people is evident in her speech and deeds. She loves to serve the church and the people of God every chance she gets and is a wonderful help mate for our pastor!
Message from Our Pastor
Our church was planted to reach the people in our neighborhood and the surrounding areas for Christ. We are a place where the people in our community can be welcomed in, encouraged, and supported as they seek after God’s will for their life. We intend to work locally to bring the Gospel of Jesus to our neighbors, making a lasting impact on our city as we serve and love our people in Jesus’ name. By the grace of God, we look forward to growing as a church and seeing our community transformed by the power of Christ.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our Sunday morning gatherings soon. Join us to meet new friends, be challenged by Biblical teaching, and find a place where you can truly belong. We can’t wait to meet you!