Clayton King Ministries
Founded in 1995, Clayton King Ministries exists to share the grace and love of Jesus Christ, make disciples of all people, and nurture those who have a personal relationship with Him. We have the privilege to work alongside the local church to offer events, international and domestic outreach opportunities, mentor programs, speakers, and online resources.
We believe that we have been called to make a local, national, and global impact for The Gospel, and love to partner with organizations that want to do the same.
We have been blessed to be a part of God’s worldwide plan to redeem his creation back to Him. Our philosophy is based on forming long-term relationships with students and pastors, as well as the global communities that we serve.
CKM operates as a 501-c3 non-profit organization and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Meet the Team
CLAYTON KING | President & Co-Founder
It all started with this guy. In 1987, Clayton met Jesus and sensed a call from the Lord to be an evangelist. At the tender age of 14, he began preaching the Gospel. In 1995, Clayton took his next step and founded Crossroads Summer Camp, in his college dorm room. Crossroads flowed naturally out of his preaching ministry and since then has developed into a multi-faceted ministry known as Clayton King Ministries that reaches hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year.
Today, Clayton is still an evangelist, proclaiming the reconciliation of Christ through the Gospel. He also serves the ministry as vision-castor and pastor. He spends nearly 250 days of the year on the road teaching at churches, universities and various events. When he’s not preaching the Gospel, he's writing, currently studying to author his 12th book.
SHARIE KING | CO-FOUNDER & Itinerant Speaker
Sharie serves the ministry as a speaker, traveling to universities, churches, camps and ladies events across the country. She is also an active writer and blogger.
Sharie was born and raised in Atlanta, GA where she gave her heart to Jesus when she was just 11 years old. At 12, she surrendered her life to ministry.
As a wife and ministry partner to Clayton, Sharie helped build the organization, working in multiple capacities since 1997.
She has written four books, co-authoring two with Clayton: 12 Questions to Ask Before You Marry, and The Beauty and the Mystery. She and Clayton also partnered with Lifeway to develop a curriculum for students based on their book True Love Project, recognized by Christian Retailers as the Best Non-Fiction in 2015. True Love Project (40 Days of Purity for Girls) also complements this piece.
Sharie also serves their children, Jacob and Joseph, as a full-time teacher, homeschooling the boys. She loves to paint, read and thrives outdoors!
JUSTIN BROCK | Executive Director
Justin has been with the ministry for 11 years, serving seven years as the Missions Director and four years as the Ministry Director. Justin was also in the first year of Crossroads Discipleship Home (CDH) in 2005.
Justin is from Seneca, South Carolina and a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Modern Languages.
Justin is married to Jess, and they have two kids, Emery and Grey. They enjoy traveling to new places, good music, movies, TV, and sharing meals with friends.
Brittany Vernon | EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR
Brittany serves the ministry as Executive Administrator.
She is a homegrown Georgia peach and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Childhood and Family Development. She has more than 8 years of experience in both ministry leadership and community development, and has been part of Crossroads Summer Camp & Multiply Global trips.
Brittany provides general operations and finance/accounting oversight, project management and ministry hospitality. She also leads events, with a special focus on administration and registration.
Brittany loves music, baking, traveling and her pup, Murray! Learn more about her here.
JOSH GARDNER | Discipleship & RECRUITING COORDINATOR
Josh Gardner serves Clayton King Ministries as Discipleship & Recruiting Coordinator.
He is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, and currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in Apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Josh has spent many years living in missional communities to understand how to make Jesus known locally and globally. He was also a church planter in the Middle East, and previously served as a Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church Stuart in Florida.
As Discipleship & Recruiting Coordinator, Josh works closely with our church friends to answer the question, "What happens after salvation?" He has a desire to fan the flame by teaching others how to step into faith and readily obey Him in anything and everything He asks us to do. Ask us about SHIFT; a church leader hangout to discuss the simple commands of Jesus and what that means in ministry.
Together, Josh and his wife, Che, lead our Crossroads Discipleship Home (CDH), a year-long program focused on community, service, discipleship and preparation. We're challenging young people to obey Jesus. Learn more about CDH.
Josh also leads our national and international ministry opportunities. This includes a close partnership with the local church to connect believers with opportunities to serve, reach to those far from God, and equip followers of Christ to live missional lives. Learn more about Multiply Global.
Josh and Che have two young children, Clara & Gabrien, with another one due in October 2017. Follow him at @JandChe.
JORDAN HIBBARD | SPEAKERS Director & RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Jordan leads the Clayton King Ministries Speaker Department, also serving Clayton as Executive Assistant.
Jordan grew up as a missionary kid in Indonesia and the Philippines. Later settling back into the states, Jordan graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
He's been part of Clayton King Ministries since 2010 when he invested a year of his life in CDH. Today, Jordan oversees the CKM Speaker department, managing and negotiating contracts, event recruitment and retention, as well as strategic development. He also coordinates the Clayton King Coaching Network.
Jordan is married to his beautiful bride, Megan. They love to travel, eat good food, play with their pup, Barkley, and ride bikes together.
COLIN MUKRI | Creative developer
Colin serves the ministry as Creative Developer, leading all things beautiful and inspiring.
Colin hails from the country of Malaysia. He first connected with Clayton King Ministries as a college student at Liberty University, and later became part of the Crossroads Summer Camp staff.
Upon graduating from Liberty with a Bachelor of Science degree in Worship & Music Studies - Pastoral Leadership, Colin joined CDH.
As Creative Developer, Colin leads the ministry's design and production for all things print, digital and multi-media. Specifically, he oversees the Podcast, CKM App, web, radio, photography and videography.
Colin also leads some worship at our Crossroads Summer Camp and special events production team.
He is married to Meghan. They both love great food, fun music, and quality conversations. They recently brought home their first and adopted baby girl, #ourCharlotteBrave. Milo and Penny, the golden doodle duo, is quite fond of their new sister already.
GREG WELLS | EVENTS COORDINATOR
Greg is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College with a degree in Worship & Music Studies and Biblical Studies. He has served nearly 10 years in the Church using his gifts in music and teaching.
Greg will be stepping in to serve our ever-growing ministry as the Events Coordinator. He will be running point on all logistics for our Summer Camp, Winter Conference, Outreach Efforts, and Coaching and Training Sessions. Greg will also be pouring into our Summer Camp Staff as our Head Male Pastoral Care Leader. We are excited that Greg is joining the team to offer his vast array of talents and skills to cast vision and effect change across all aspects of our team!
Greg is in love with his wife Ashley. With their two boys, Joel and Hudson, they love good food, music, and spending time with friends and family.
Tucker Ficklin | CONTENT MANAGER
Tucker serves as CKM's Content Manager.
A North Carolina native, Tucker studied Advertising and Journalism at Appalachian State University. He first came to Crossroads Summer Camp in 2012 and immediately fell in love with the ministry's mission. Since then, he has served on summer camp staff for three years and participated in the Crossroads Discipleship Home.
Now as Content Manager, Tucker handles all of the ministry's written content, serving as a copywriter, editor, communications strategist, and social media manager. He loves getting to use his love of words to serve a ministry that means so much to him!
He loves writing, concerts, traveling, good food, reading stacks of memoirs, and pretending he can sing.