Pastor of Temple Baptist Church
Founder and President of The Crown College Graduate School and Seminary
The ministry of Clarence Sexton began in east Tennessee where he served as a pastor for seven years in churches in Greenback and Lenoir City. He then joined Dr. Lee Roberson at Highland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga and served there for five years as an assistant pastor. During the following eight years,
Clarence Sexton pastored Madison Avenue Baptist Church located eleven miles west of New York City. In August of 1988, Pastor Sexton accepted the invitation to become the pastor of the Temple Baptist Church of Powell, Tennessee.
The ministries of Temple Baptist Church have advanced steadily under the direction of Clarence Sexton. For many years, Pastor Sexton had a burden to begin a college to train Christian men and women preparing to serve the Lord. This burden became a reality when The Crown College opened in August of 1991. At present, more than 900 students come from every state and several foreign countries to attend the college. The college also has extension campuses in Fort Worth, TX and Evesham, England. In addition to the work of The Crown College, Pastor Sexton serves as the publisher of The Baptist Vision. He also founded the Mount Moriah Christian Camp. Thousands of young people have attended since its beginning. The 110-acre campus is located only four miles from the church property.
Clarence Sexton has been in the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ since 1967. He has written more than forty books and booklets. He speaks in conferences throughout the United States and has conducted training sessions for pastors and Christian workers in several countries around the world. He and his wife Evelyn have been married since 1967. They have two grown sons and six grandchildren. For more information, visit us at FaithfortheFamily.com.