Pastor Clay Smith

Clay became the Senior Pastor of First Baptist in August of 2014. The son of a pastor, Clayʼs professional church experience has included a wide array of roles and ministries. His central passion for ministry revolves around the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) helping our church make disciples who reach Up to God, In to the Church and Out to the World. This includes a biblical concentration in 3 major areas: evangelism, relational discipleship and mission. Clay has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Clay and Terrica are the proud parents of three daughters: Madison, Molly and Miller. In his free time he enjoys running, playing golf, reading (history) and looking for great greasy spoon restaurants. In addition, you will also find him pulling for his alma mater, the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Clay's life verse is Galatians 2:20 (NASB).
"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered himself up for me.