Truth. Hope. Compassion. Love. These are just a few themes that worship leader Chris Clayton desires to communicate through the music God has given him. Through his songs and leadership on and off stage Chris has a true desire and passion for people to live their lives each moment in wonder of the One who gives real life. "My prayer is that people will be reminded that we serve and worship a holy God who is more than we can ever fathom. Sometimes I feel that we often 'tip our hat' to God and go about our week without ever encountering Him and recognizing Him for the Holy One that He is." Clayton says.
Chris serves as a worship leader traveling the United States leading worship in various youth, college and young adult capacities. Since 2000, Chris has traveled on a full time basis with a heartbeat to lead authentic worship. "For me, it isn't about going out and pounding a Bible over a person's head, but instead striving to reflect God in everything I do. Worship is more about a lifestyle than any song written or any service on a Sunday morning.'
Chris first began leading in the local church with his student ministry. Later Chris attended Dallas Baptist University where he spent a good bit of his four years leading worship at both campus-wide Bible studies, as well as maintaining a steady travel schedule leading in various outside events. Since the beginning, God has blessed Chris with the opportunity to be a part of many events, including Disciple-NOW's, retreats, camps, rallies and revivals"leading hundreds of students and adults in worship.
His latest CD, "Anthems of the Mystery" is a look at where God has taken Chris over the last year. "These songs are meant to sing loud. That's what an anthem really is. Its a song sung by a great group of people who truly believe that they are singing about. Songs about creation, Christ's love and His glory....each calling us to pursue and discover more of Him. There is a since of who God is in that He is a mystery that ultimately leads us to long for him more."
In addition to touring, Chris works as a record producer/engineer. Chris Clayton resides in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area with his wife Kara and their four boys, Corbin, Callen, Cade and Cohen.