He is currently working on his Master's with a concentration in Missions and Evangelism.

At age 32, Clayton has spoken to almost 2 million people since 1988 and has traveled in 44 states and 22 countries.

They love to travel, run, write, read, and watch movies.

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He then asked students who is Lord when God seems distant.

Citing Job , King said despite the fact everything was taken away from Job, he still fell on his face and worshipped God.

Clayton was preaching several times a week before he turned fifteen years old, and his parents had to drive him to his speaking engagements before he even had a driver's permit.

He began attending public school in the 10th grade in order to play football and begin a Christian club on campus.

Born in 1972, Clayton was adopted by Joe and Jane King and raised on a farm in rural South Carolina.

He grew up in three denominations; his parents were Southern Baptist, his grandfather was Pentecostal and he attended a Presbyterian Christian school.

“Passion is a willingness to endure pain and suffering,” King said.

“How much are you willing to endure because of Christ?

Clayton's early years on the farm taught him to value simplicity, family, and authenticity. He communicates clearly and with humor and can relate to any crowd from any background of any age.

Clayton has been married to Charie since 1999 and they have a little boy named Jacob with another baby on the way in August of 2005.

” Citing John which says, “Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with him,’” King used the example of Thomas endangering himself for Christ to demonstrate that Christians should have a willingness to do the same.