Rev. Dr. Julius C. Clay

Pastor of Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church

New York City, New York

  • Bachelor of Science

        Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee

  • Master of Educational Administration

        University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Master of Divinity

Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Doctor of Ministry

        United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio  


Spiritual Leadership

(A Leader with a Servant’s Heart)

  • Leader in building of a church edifice and family life center with no mortgage/no cost to the members—Williams Institutional CME Church, New York City, New York (In progress)
  • Leader in building of a church edifice—Israel Metropolitan CME Church, Gary, Indiana
  • Delegate to the 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, and 2006 CME General Conferences
  • Former Dean of the Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Gary (Indiana), and Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Districts’ CME Church Leadership Schools
  • Former Assistant Secretary of the Southeast Missouri-Illinois-Wisconsin Region, CME Church
  • Delegate from the CME Church to the World Methodist Conferences in Brighton, England in 2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1996, and Nairobi, Kenya in 1986
  • CME Representative to the National Council of Churches and the Congress of National Black Churches


Local, Civic, and Professional Leadership

(A Leader with Passion)

  • Board Member, Tri-State Law Enforcement Foundation (New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey)
  • Board Member, National Institute for Human Development, Inc.
  • Chaplain, Lane College Alumni Association (LCAA), New York City Chapter; Founder and first President of the LCAA, Gary, Indiana; Chaplain of the Detroit Chapter of LCAA
  • Former Adjunct Professor at the Wimberly School of Religion and Graduate Theological Center of Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Served as Vice President of the Methodist Ministers’ Alliance of Oklahoma City, a member of the Oklahoma Council of Churches, and a member of the Concerned Clergy for Spiritual Renewal
  • Served on the Advisory Board of Lincoln National Bank, now BancFirst of Oklahoma City
  • Past President of the Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary, Indiana
  • Past Vice President of the Gary Community School Corporation
  • Past Member of the Bank One Advisory Board of Merrillville, Indiana, the Advisory Board of the Steele City Hall of Fame, and the Sheriff’s Chaplaincy of Lake County, Indiana
  • Founder and first Chairman of the Milwaukee United for Better Housing Program
  • Past President of the Milwaukee Ministerial Housing Council
  • Honored as a Distinguished Man of the Milwaukee Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
  • Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


  • Author of the Book, Leadership Skills Required to Renew a Declining Church in a Decaying Community (Published in 1997 and 2006).
  • Author of the Resource Document, Leadership Skills Required to Renew a Declining Church in a Decaying Community (Published in 2006).  Contents include developing a Church Financial Portfolio, developing a Church Bonds Campaign, developing a Church Financial Campaign, and development of the Grant Writing Process.

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