Clayton has more than 30 years of ministry experience. He answered God's call to vocational ministry after college while working at Falls Creek Conference Center. He spent 11 years in youth ministry, 20 years as Pastor in churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.
Some 13 years ago, while pastoring in Texas, Bro. Clayton was a part of a group that took up the task of reorganizing their local association. 7 years ago he began to sense that associational ministry was indeed God's call upon his life. He began to be trained for such a ministry and to diligently serve in the associations where he was serving.
Clayton and his wife Tammy have been married for 32 years and have one daughter, Haley Andersen, who is married to Hutch Andersen and lives in Tulsa.