At age 32, Clayton King has spoken to almost 2 million people since 1988 and has traveled in 44 states and 22 countries. He has led 200 mile backpacking expeditions to the Himalayas, made 7 trips to India, and nearly died of malaria in Africa. He was chased by the KGB in Moscow, Russia in 1992 and nearly killed by mortar fire in Kashmir in 1999. He has many stories to tell! He has written 3 books and hosted his own nationally syndicated radio show called “Clayton King Live” for 3 years. He was the 1991 National Secretary of the National Beta Club and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of students in public school assemblies, conferences and conventions about non-religious themes, such as sexual abstinence, peer pressure, and making right decisions.
Clayton has shared the stage with artists like Third Day, Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, Newsboys, and Charlie Hall. He works with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in their Emerging Evangelists Institute and teaches on topics such as; marriage, music, missions, dating and relationships, post-modernism and youth ministry, the gospel in movies, filtering your culture, discipleship, mentoring, and sexual purity. However, the one thing that Clayton King is most passionate about is preaching the gospel; he is an evangelist above all else.
Clayton King’s early years on the farm taught him to value simplicity, family, and authenticity. He does not fake anything. 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. They love to travel, run, write, read, and watch movies. They are both obsessed with Jacob and constantly wonder what they will do with another one! Clayton loves his wife, the outdoors, 4 wheel drive vehicles, strong coffee, and tackle football. He still wants to go to Alaska and one day figure out math.