Dr. Clay Burgess

Pastor and Lead Communicator at Connect Church

Dr. Clay Burgess


BA from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1989
MDiv from Southeastern Theological Seminary, 2000
ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2016
DMin from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2008


Executive Committee and Board of Directors, instructor in Personal Discipleship and Disciplemaking

Ministerial Areas of Interest

I have two advance degrees in preaching and communication. I enjoy helping people have access to God’s Word so that they can advance in God’s Word.


I have been married to Stephanie for over 28 years. We have three sons.


I enjoy baseball, UNC sports, and spy novels.