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Pastor John and Sydney Clayton

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 Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, and is a Doctor of Ministry candidate at New Geneva Theological Seminary in Colorado Springs, CO. John is a former real estate executive and spent 20 years in the business world.

John and his wife Sydney have been married since 1993. They have three children who are actively involved at Covenant.

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Upcoming Events


Wed, Sep 27, 2017 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Sat, Sep 30, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Sun, Oct 1, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Sun, Oct 1, 2017 11:00 am - 12:15 pm