Our vision is to be an eternal family. We seek to live as strong families who are fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  We are passionate about helping people find their place in God’s family. 

Our hope is to bless families for generations through Worship that is a sacrifice of praise, deep relationships, spiritual transformation and meaningful ministry.

Clay Self and Family

Welcome Reverend Self

Rev. Self most recently served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, Ohio. He is married to Kacy and has one stepchild living at home, Alex (Ruger); one adult stepchild, Remington, who lives in the Seattle area; an adult son, Tyler, who also lives in the Seattle area; and a daughter, Kayla, living in the New York City area.

Rev. Self grew up in Maumee, OH, in a large family of 8 half-siblings and 2 siblings. Growing up, young Clay and 8 others shared a small three-bedroom home with one bathroom. Clay was active in his home church, Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. He served two terms on the Ohio Baptist Youth State Board and spent one summer on staff at Judson Hills camp before going off to college. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA, and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary located in Kansas City, MO. He served in an associate pastor capacity in Des Moines before attending seminary and in Independence, MO, while in seminary. He served as lead pastor in Urbana, IL, and Mill Creek, WA, before moving back to his home state of Ohio in 2018. Before coming back to Ohio, in addition to pastoring there for 14 years, for 2 years he was a lead carpenter for a remodeling company in Seattle. He currently serves as a volunteer chaplain for the local fire and rescue department, also serves as the Area Regional Minister (ARM) of the ABC-Ohio churches in the Clinton Baptist Association, and is an officer of the ministerial association in Hillsboro, OH.

Rev. Self has been on many mission trips including to Kenya and Mexico. He has been involved in prison ministry, street ministry, and recovery ministries. He loves bringing churches together for the good of the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Self starts July 28th.