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2023 Commencement

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2023 Commencement

2023 Commencement

May 5th 6:00 PM

Gospel Light Baptist Church – Auditorium

600 Garland Avenue

Hot Springs, AR 71913

Reception to follow for graduates, their families and friends.

Dress is casual to informal

Speaker: Clayton Reed

Clayton (Clay) Reed began his career in the business world, working for RPS (Now FedEx

Ground), and advanced into management in that organization. Clay eventually started his own

company, which grew to operate in 14 states with hundreds of employees.

Feeling called to establish more churches, Clay founded Global Church Planters, a non-profit

ministry, in 2003. The organization plants churches around the world and to date has helped start

more than three hundred churches. In 2009, Clay felt God’s call to start Southlake Baptist

Church. He divested his business interests and now lives and serves as Lead Pastor and Chaplain

in Southlake, TX.

Clay enjoys dating his wife Heather and hanging out with his 7 children.

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