Clayton King | @clayton_king
Clayton King was born in 1972 to a 15-year-old mother and adopted into a loving family in the Upstate. Clayton was saved and sensed a call to ministry at age 14 and began speaking in churches, youth groups, and local prisons as a teenager. He's now been in ministry for 30 years. Clayton is married to Sharie, and they enjoy working, writing, and speaking together. He is the father of two teenage sons, Jacob and Joseph. He loves good books, black coffee, four-wheelers and anything that gets him outside in the woods.
Sharie King | @sharieking99
When Sharie was twelve she couldn’t imagine doing anything other than serve Jesus with her life. She and her husband, Clayton, founded Clayton King Ministries serving together for over 20 years. Clayton King Ministries exists to serve the local church, to preach the gospel and make disciples. Sharie fulfills this calling by traveling and speaking at colleges, churches and various events and in her writing career.
Sharie has just finished a book which has been a dream in the making for over five years, "I Love You More (except when I don’t), Fighting to Make Jesus First". Her book is about how to surrender our insecurities to Jesus so we can love Him more. Sharie is wife to Clayton, mother to Jacob and Joseph and a cute dog named Theo. She loves art and painting, skiing (water and snow), hiking followed by a spa day, and a good book.
Dan lian | @dan_lian
Dan Lian is a husband, father, and gospel ninja. Dan joined NewSpring Church as part of the teaching team in 2017. Before joining the staff at NewSpring, Dan preached at churches and events around the world. Dan has more than 15 years of full-time ministry experience as a pastor, Bible college lecturer, and traveling speaker. He completed a Master's degree in church practice at Tabor Bible College. Dan, his wife, Krista, and their two kids moved from Melbourne, Australia, to Anderson, South Carolina where they enjoy no traffic and a growing passion for college football.
Algernon tennyson | www.awakenintl.com
Algernon has a radical personal testimony on how Jesus Christ changed his life. As a young man, excelling as an athlete, his life's purpose changed when he heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Algernon has pursued God's Call to speak boldly and passionately about His transforming Grace to all who would believe. This testimony, along with his gift of evangelism, has enabled him to reach youth and adults in a very powerful and effective way. In addition to his reach nationwide, Algernon continues to travel internationally, while leading mission trips, planting and equipping churches, and teaching the church on evangelistic ideas and growing authentic Christian community. For many years now, Algernon has been engaged in the fight against human/sex trafficking and remains committed to fighting this epidemic and injustice. Born and raised in Georgia, Algernon and his family currently live outside of Atlanta.
Brian Burgess | @brianbbm
Brian was saved at the age of 14 and surrendered to ministry at 16. He travels and speaks to churches, public schools, summer camps and universities all over the United States. Brian has an amazing story of Christ transforming him from a rebellious teenager into a man who is passionate about God. He clearly communicates the timeless principles of God’s Word with effective zeal and enthusiasm. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies. Brian is married to Angie Burgess and they have four children. They enjoy working out, camping, traveling the world, and riding motorcycles. It is Brian’s desire that their life, family, and ministry will so accurately reflect God’s grace and power that they may encourage and enrich your ministry.