Meet the Leadership

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John Horton (Pastor)

Born and raised in DuQuoin, IL, I grew up away from God. I met my wife at age 18, and with her help realized that a change needed to take place. I was baptized at 19 and made a decision to answer the call to ministry. I was married in 2007 to my beautiful wife Elizabeth, and now have an amazing family with 3 children, Jude, Leila, and Micah. This has been my greatest calling in life. I have many passions including cars, motorcycles, hunting, and fishing, however my greatest passion is reaching the lost and broken for Jesus Christ. I received my B.S. in Preaching from St. Louis Christian College. I now am looking forward to seeing how God is going to use our family in Clay City and surrounding areas to further His Kingdom.

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Elizabeth Horton (Secretary)

I grew up in Louisville, IL. I was raised by a single mom who made it a point to instill Christian values in my life. I married John, my high school sweetheart, in 2007. From an early age I knew that I wanted to be involved in ministry, so it was a blessing to know that my husband felt called into ministry too! God has blessed us with three amazing children (Jude-6, Leila-4 , Micah-20 months) who keep us on our toes!  We are so happy to be at Clay City Christian Church and look forward to seeing what God has planned! 

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Church Elders

Bill Staser

Larry Brant 

Gary Clark 

Wayne Harris