Meet the Leadership


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.


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! 


Church Elders

Bill Staser

Larry Brant 

Gary Clark 

Wayne Harris