Clayton Jennings

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Clayton Jennings
Clayton Jennings.jpg
Born December 5, 1987 (age 30)
Indiana
Nationality American
Years active 2008–present
Known for Evangelism[1]
Website www.claytonjennings.com

Clayton Jennings is an American author and evangelist based in Indiana.[2][3][4] Jennings is best known for spreading the message and teachings of Jesus Christ through social media and public events.[5][6]

Career[change | change source]

Clayton Jennings rose to fame after his film Strayland, became a hit.[7] In 2008, Clayton launched his ministry. He appeared and spoke of Gospel messages on several public events, which was well received by the audiences.[8][9][10] Clayton has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media profiles.[11] In February 2018, released a video "Dear Joy Behar" which gained 1 Million Facebook views in less than 48 hours.[12]

Scandal[change | change source]

In November of 2016, Jennings announced he was cancelling all his speaking engagements, and stepping away from his ministry duties in order to focus on "his marriage, his renewal and his spiritual formation." [13] The same month numerous women came forward with stories of sexual improrpieties done by the up and coming speaker.[14] In addition to the stories from the women, there was a questionable donation to one of websites, Polemics Reports, reporting on these stories, the author of that website, JD Hall, refused the donation and sent it back; subsequently Jennings friends reached out and attempted to threaten Hall with defamation lawsuits for the stories that he and other news sites were reporting on.[14] Shortly after the story broke Jennings connected with long time friend Tony Nolan to help restore himself to ministry; this process ended less than a month after it began, Jennings called and spoke with Nolan and Nolan is quoted as saying, Jennings told him that "he really did not need the process after all and just needs the secular team to navigate from the media fallout of those sins." [15]

Publications[change | change source]

  • Jesus Over Everything: Letting Go of What You Cannot Keep to Gain What You Cannot Lose[16]
  • Mystery of Handshake: The Rest of My Story[17]

References[change | change source]

  1. "4 Tips for Raising a Happy Teen". TODAY.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. "Indiana Evangelist Clayton Jennings Brings Donations, Prayers To Houston". Indianapolis, IN Patch. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. "Willow Trees in Warfare". Lulu.com. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. "Tim Tebow's 'Shaken' Ranks as Top-Selling Sports Book in the Nation". ChristianPost. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  5. "5 Pieces of Advice to Stay Strong in Your Calling: Interview with Clayton Jennings". GoodGuySwag. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  6. Beth, Vaughn (2 May 2015). "Meteoric rise of Indy man's unique faith message". RTV6. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. Byle, Ann. "Charismatic Millennials Spreading the Fame of Jesus". Charisma News. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  8. "Clayton Jennings a Guest Speaker Tonight". Hope College. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  9. "2016 - CWBC - Clayton Jennings". Country Woods Baptist Church. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  10. "Guest Speaker: Clayton Jennings". TheBaycfc. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  11. "Faith Friday: My Prayer for My New Daughter's Life". LifeZette. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  12. "Clayton Jennings". web.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  13. Justice, Jessilyn. "Clayton Jennings Confesses to Sin While in Ministry Including Sex Outside of Marriage, Morning-After Pill". Charisma News. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Celebrity Preacher Loses 'License' After Wooed Women Come Forward Citing Sex, Booze & Morning-After Pill". Christian News Network. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  15. Justice, Jessilyn. "After Sexual Misconduct, Clayton Jennings Leaves Renewal Process". Charisma News. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  16. Jesus Over Everything. ISBN 1601428502. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  17. Mystery of Handshake. ISBN 9780963862433. Retrieved 18 February 2018.

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