Biography – Pastor André L. Clanton

A native of Bronx, New York, Rev. André Lamont Clanton attended North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where he graduated with honors in Justice and Public Policy and was listed among the 1996 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Colleges and Universities?”  Rev. Clanton decided to continue his education by attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, obtaining his Master of Education Administration degree and pursued a career in higher education administration.  Rev. Clanton is currently pursuing his Doctor of Theology Degree in Pastoral Theology from the Andersonville Theological Seminary.

Rev. Clanton answered his call to the gospel ministry and was licensed in July 2002.  He was ordained in October 2007.  As a minister of the gospel, Rev. Clanton targeted his ministry to young adults and college-aged students.    As an Associate Minister of The Second Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rev. Clanton assisted in the creation of Mustard Seed Ministries on the campus of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan.   As an Associate Minister at Bald Rock Baptist Church in Conyers, Georgia, Rev. Clanton founded and directed the Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and began the One Voice Ministry and Bible Study at Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia.  As an Associate Minister at Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia, Rev. Clanton work closely with university officials to institute the African American Male Initiative on the campus of Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, as well as established and advised a chapter of the Student African American Brotherhood.

Rev. Clanton serves as Director of Student Conduct and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Life University in Marietta, GA.  As a higher education professional, Rev. Clanton has sought avenues by which to introduce Jesus Christ to college students and other university members.  He is a member of the Association of Christians in Student Development as well as the Association of Student Conduct Administrators.  As a college administrator, Rev. Clanton is working to increase the support of students of color by addressing issues of racism, discrimination, student retention, and emotional and spiritual support.

God has blessed Rev. Clanton with his wife, Monica, and six wonderful children.  He is dedicated to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and is a charismatic motivational speaker, lecturer, teacher, and revivalist.