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John Clayton

Web: cpcfs.org

As the minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church, John’s passion is expositional preaching from the Bible. A gifted teacher, he is a pastor with real-world experience and a heart for leading others to the truth of the gospel.

John is a native and lifelong resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born and reared in a faithful Christian home and professed a saving faith in Christ at a young age. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, and is pursuing additional studies. John is a former real estate executive and spent 20 years in the business world.

John and his wife Sydney have been married for 19 years. They have three children who are actively involved at Covenant.



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John Clayton
Exodus 3:10-22
The Lord's Supper
1 hr 23 mins 9 secs
Views: 38
This week we celebrated the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. The service also featured the sermon "It Pleased the Lord," part of Dr. John Clayton's series through the book of Exodus that he is preaching on Lord's Supper Sundays. The hymns for this week were "O Worship the King," Psalm 117, "Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder," and "Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands." The choir's offertory anthem this week was entitled "Take My Life, Lord," and featured guest clarinetist Carol Sikes.
This week's service was our Reformation Sunday service, this year observing the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It featured the sermon "Called to Freedom," part of Dr. John Clayton's sermon series, Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. The hymns for this week were Psalm 29, "The Church's One Foundation," "My Faith Has Found a Resting Place," and "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." Also, the choir was blessed to sing a song during the offertory that was composed by choir member Aaron Meacham, written especially for our choir and for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
This week's service featured the sermon "Born Again Free," from Dr. John Clayton's sermon series, Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. We also observed the sacrament of baptism after the sermon. The hymns for this week were "Holy, Holy, Holy!," Psalm 92, "Before the Throne of God Above," "Children of the Heavenly Father," and "Wonder of Wonders, Here Revealed." The offertory this week was performed by the Covenant Pres handbell ensemble, as they performed an arrangement of the hymn "Be Still, My Soul."
This week's service featured the sermon "Known by God," from Galatians 4:1-20, part of Dr. John Clayton's series, Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. The hymns for this week were "Praise Him! Praise Him!," "God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory," Psalm 32 (verses 1-7, 10-11), and "Blessed Assurance." Also, the choir's offertory for the week was the hymn "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling."
This week's service featured the sermon "Heirs According to Promise" from Galatians 3:15-29, part of Dr. John Clayton's sermon series Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. The hymns for this week were "We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator," "The Church's One Foundation," Psalm 107 (verses 1-9), and "Blest Be the Tie That Binds." The choir's offertory this week was called "I Wish I Had a Thousand Tongues."
John Clayton
Exodus 3:1-12
The Lord's Supper
1 hr 17 mins 7 secs
Views: 41
This week, we observed the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, and Dr. John Clayton continued his Lord's Supper series through the book of Exodus by preaching from Exodus 3:1-12. The hymns for this week were "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty," Psalm 115 (verses 1-5, 9-11), "Lord, with Glowing Heart I'd Praise Thee," and "At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing." The choir sang "God So Loved the World" for the offertory.
This week's service featured the sermon "Children of Faith," part of Dr. John Clayton's sermon series Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. The hymns for this week were "Hallelujah! Thine the Glory," "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing," Psalm 32 (verses 1-7), and "Jesus, I Come." The choir sang "Come, Come Unto Me" during the offertory. This service also featured the presentation of new church members to the congregation.
This week's service featured the sermon, "The Truth of the Gospel," from Galatians 2:-14, part of Dr. John Clayton's sermon series Galatians: A Cross-Centered Gospel. The hymns for this week were "We Come, O Christ, to You," "Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation," Psalm 32, and "Before the Throne of God Above." The choir sang the hymn "Not What My Hands Have Done" for the offertory.
John Clayton
Exodus 2:11-25
The Lord's Supper
1 hr 19 mins 36 secs
Views: 63
This week, Dr. John Clayton preached the sermon Gospel Justice, from Exodus 2:11-25, and the sacrament of the Lord's Supper was observed. The hymns for this week were "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise," Psalm 32, and "Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts." The choir sang the hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" for the offertory.

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