Minister of Education


Clayton Owen:

Clayton Owen joined the church staff in April 2009. Clayton serves as the Minister of Education and Administration. Clayton holds two bachelor’s degrees from Union University and two master’s degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (because he couldn’t make up his mind).

“Clayton served 20 years in his hometown of McKenzie, Tennessee, before moving to Ruston. He has been married to Mary since December 29, 1984. She works in Internet Banking at Origin Bank and enjoys cooking, football, small group Bible study and prayer, and for some reason, half marathons. They have three children. Caleb, their oldest, is married to Alyssa, and they reside in Alexandria, Va. Caleb is a ‘real’ UT law grad who works at the Heath and Human Services Dept. and Alyssa teaches in the Alexandria school system.  Sarah is their daughter, who is currently in PA school at LSU’s medical campus in Shreveport. She is engaged to Tyler Davidson and they will be married on May 6th. Their youngest, Josh, is  at West Point and wishes the military would start their days at about 10 am and would offer more southern cooking. Unfortunately, the entire crew are brainwashed Tennessee Vols, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Memphis Grizz fans, but they have all now added Louisiana Tech, the Army Black Knights, the Bearcats, the Cougars and the Big Blue from Choudrant to their favorites. Clayton and Mary also have one very delinquent Airedale Terrier named Berry (after Eric Berry).
Clayton enjoys watching football, eating chocolate, exercising and reading (not really but it doesn’t look good just to say watching football and eating chocolate). Clayton came to know Christ as his Savior during his senior year of college. Not long after, instead of entering the exciting world of finance, God called him into the ministry. He truly enjoys getting to know people and seeing them grow in their faith to the point where they are looking to serve God and share their faith with others. He invites you to stop by the office, send him an e-mail, give him a call or meet him for lunch or for coffee at the Depot.”