Another Celebrity Pastor Fail – Clayton Jennings

1 Jan

The Christian Post released a story about the Indiana Celebrity Pastor – Clayton Jennings who has gotten into a lot of trouble.  Having recently returned to my homeland of Indiana, I had only heard bits and pieces from relatives about this gifted and talented evangelist who had connections with my childhood church.  

I am positive that Clayton is charming.  I am positive that he is skilled communicator and has great creativity.  His endless arrays of on-line modeling photos reveal that he is attractive.  All of these ingredients mixed together in any human often lead to a disaster.

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As of today, six women have come forward saying that Jennings had sexual relationships with him.  What is especially disturbing is that according to witness testimonies, they state that Jennings used his spiritual position and authority to use and abuse these women.

Here is the first article that I read.  If you want to read more stories, you can read them here.

While Jennings seems to have always admitted to making mistakes, he is clearly unable to  see his spiritual abuse and his addiction to power and fame.

  • Jennings has 210k followers on Instagram.   I wonder how many of them are aware of these allegations.  I doubt many of devotees would even care.  One follower on an instagram post (that was later removed) had the hashtag #IStandWithClayton.
  • Some reports state that Clayton already had another job at a church, but the most recent news is that Harbor Shores Church under the leadership of his own father has revoked Clayton’s ministry credentials.
For those addicted to following him, don’t worry too much – his social media empire is still producing content as if nothing has changed.  Ironically, he briefly posted on Instagram a picture of a lion with a statement about how he is like a lion, and if people are talking about you then it must mean that you are important.

I guess that you just can’t keep a good man down?


I don’t know Clayton Jennings personally.  I don’t have an axe to grind with him.  I don’t know if he is even guilty or innocent.  My purpose is to sound a warning cry to Christians.  We are being led astray from our comfortable satellite churches by celebrity pastors.
  • My heart also grieves over those who have been abused by this man’s spiritual authority.  The power given to celebrity pastors in their local sphere is amazing, and unfortunately leaves many victims in their wake who suffer from Post-Traumatic Church Disorder.
Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit designed to equip parents and churches to meet the needs of emerging adults.

2 Responses to “Another Celebrity Pastor Fail – Clayton Jennings”

  1. Jennifer Raney August 3, 2017 at 22:43 #

    It takes two to tango last time I checked.


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