Clyde grew up in Jacksonville, FL and is married to Marcia. They have two grown daughters and four granddaughters.
On Sunday, February 11, 1989 at First Baptist Church, Hilliard, Florida, Clyde accepted the call to enter the ministry. In September 1989, he resigned from the Postal Service, moved his family to Dothan, Alabama and served on staff at Bethel Baptist Church as Minister of Education. While on staff, Clyde attended the Florida Baptist Theological College in Graceville, Florida and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Education. He served at Bethel Baptist Church for 6½ years. In January, 1996, Clyde felt God’s leadership in the call to Springhill Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach, Florida where he served as Associate Pastor/Minister of Education for 4½ years. In April 2000, Clyde accepted the call to First Baptist Church of Panama City and for the past 15 years, has served in several ministerial roles. Since 2006, Clyde has served as Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care. This includes counseling, hospital, nursing home and homebound visitation, as well as, officiating funerals and weddings.
Clyde believes God called him to be a servant-leader, first in his home and then in the churches which God has placed him to serve for the past 25 years. He looks forward to many more years with the First Family. What brings Clyde the greatest joy is being with his family and shepherding the flock of God.