Clay‘s father-in-law called him a “left handed Cajun Aggie Presbyterian doctor preacher.” He attended Austin Seminary twice, Perkins once and has served churches in Malvern, Arkansas and Sherman, McKinney, Garland, Whitesboro, and Denton, Texas. His wonderful wife is Crysta and their children are Drew who works at IBM and Michaela who attends Centenary College in Shreveport.