Reverend Clanton was born in Littleton, N.C. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College and has completed graduate studies at Shaw Divinity School. Reverend Clanton has been an employee of the United Parcel Service for the last 36 years and is currently a Supervisor in the Customer Solutions Group.
He responded to the divine call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was licensed to preach the gospel at Christian Faith Baptist Church in Raleigh on May 22, 1994. He was ordained on October 7, 2001. Reverend Clanton became Pastor at Wake Baptist Grove Church in Garner, N.C. on August 1, 2014. He has been married to his wife, Patricia for thirty-two years. They have three children and live in Garner, N.C.
Reverend Clanton strives to be a servant of God, to serve His People and to lift up the name of Jesus so that men, women and children might be drawn unto Christ.
Pastor Craig graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan with a degree in Psychology. Pastor Craig entered full time ministry in 1995 after an extensive music career. Since 1995 he has served three churches in the North Carolina Annual conference of the United Methodist Church. He has been married to his High School sweetheart, Marla for thirty-four years. They have one daughter, Sarah who is a senior at the University of Mt. Olive.
• Favorite book of the Bible: Ephesians
• Favorite Band: Steely Dan
• Favorite Time of the Year: Summer
• Favorite Food: Black Eye Peas with onions
• Favorite Hobbies: Music and Golf
Pastor Richardson was born in Louisburg, N.C. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C. She served on active duty in the U.S. Army and later earned her Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management and Development and her Doctorate of Ministry.
Pastor Richardson founded the Abundantly Blessed Ministries, Inc. in 2002. She currently works as a Human Resources Consultant at North Carolina Central University. Pastor Richardson has two daughters. Pastor Richardson lives each day standing firm on Ephesians 3:20, trusting God and believing “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
A native of Atlanta, Yolanda is a graduate of Clark College now Clark Atlanta University; earned a Master’s degree in Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, ILL; and a Master of Divinity degree in Ethics and Pastoral Care & Counseling at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.
She completed more than 3,000 clinical training hours in chaplaincy and crisis intervention at Emory Healthcare Hospitals in Atlanta. She also completed executive leadership training at the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Leadership Institute; and she has served as a train-the-trainer and workshop facilitator for the National Institute of Corrections and the Correctional Education Association.
She is an ordained minister member of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta; a member of Elah Pastoral Ministries, headed by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Hale; and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Currently, Yolanda serves as the NW Regional Chaplain of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, providing clinical pastoral services and support to six of the agency’s 26 secure facilities.
She also serves as a Journalism professor in the Mass Media Arts division of Clark Atlanta University, where she has been teaching newswriting, multimedia storytelling, ethics, and public relations for more than 10 years. In addition, she serves as a grief and bereavement specialist, working with hospices, families and ministries, citywide.
Research indicates African Americans are more likely than Whites to develop Alzheimer’s and we do not know Why? For more information go to www.coaachhealth.org or call (336) 285-2165.
You can help us solve this mystery by inviting family, friends and associates to attend the summit on September 23rd. Secondly, we want to make direct contact with at least 20 churches in our community, and we are asking God for at least 300 people in attendance for the event. If you can identify someone in a local church we can claim as our partner, who will help us spread the word within their congregation we will be grateful. Please forward contact information to Angela Horton. Thank you for every consideration and support of this important event.