William Clayton will be the guest speaker Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Ministries.
Clayton came to the Lord at 22 at Flat Rock Baptist Church under the direction of the Rev. Albert Baker in Madison, Ga.
"Pastor Jim Chamberlain then took me under his wing and mentored me for three years.," said Clayton. "He poured himself into me and with regular Bible study, going through the entire Bible line by line, opened my eyes to the wonders of God.
"He was a compassionate man who drew out of me the things I was unable to see on my own. His revelation of the Word of God, spiritual understanding and wisdom, ignited a passion within me for the things of God helping me to establish an intimate relationship with my Savior and Lord."
Clayton said Chamberlain taught him how to pray, study and listen and he demonstrated the love of God and, at times, a patience of Job.
"He taught me how to measure all things against the plumb line of God’s word, which was an invaluable lesson that helps to keep me on the straight and narrow today."
Today, Clayton attends Lighthouse World Outreach Center in Monroe, Ga., where he serves on the praise team under the leadership of worship leader Cindy Hardy.