Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Hosea Clay
Pastor Hosea Clay is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of J. C. Murphy High School in Atlanta, Ga. Pastor Clay also is a graduate of Morehouse College and holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance and a minor in education. He has done additional study at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and at Beulah Heights University.
Pastor Clay worked for the Internal Revenue Service before working for and retiring from the U.S. Postal service. He is a composer and arranger of gospel music and has performed on five recordings. He truly enjoys teaching gospel music workshops and financial seminars.
Pastor Clay was called into the ministry while at Morehouse and he preached his first sermon December 9, 1984. He was ordained the following year and served faithfully as an associate minister and Minister of Music of North Avenue and Free For All Baptist Churches in the Atlanta area.
In July of 1992, Pastor Clay was lead to organize the Fountain of Life Christian Church where he serves as Senior Pastor until this day. His goal was to build a church with a fresh outlook on worship so that people would enter into a meaningful relationship with God and each other and not just "go to church".
Pastor Clay has a desire to see people grow in all aspects of their lives, and as such, he preaches and teaches a holistic approach to life which focuses on spiritual, physical, social, mental, and everyday issues. He prides himself on helping people live better lives.
Pastor Clay is the son of the late Pastor Tommie S. Clay Sr. and Mrs. Betty J. Clay. He has four sisters: Patricia Browning, Sherry Wright, Adrian Reid, and Pastor Maria Houze. He also has six brothers: Tommie S., Jr., Charles, Pastor Michael, William, Orren Clay and Pastor Torrey Moseley.