Chris Clayton is a worship leader and songwriter with a desire to not just lead and write songs, but empower and facilitate holy moments within the Church. A Texas native, Chris grew up with deep roots in the local church and knew early on that his path involved both music and ministry.
Throughout the years, God has been faithful to give Chris opportunities to serve both the local church along with leading and ministering at hundreds of events around the United States.
In addition, Chris is also a part of All About Worship, based in Nashville, TN. AAW is a movement seeking to equip, encourage and resource churches and worship pastors all over the globe. In partnership with Integrity Music, AAW is impacting thousands of worship pastors through songs and conferences.
As a producer/songwriter, Chris has worked with some extremely talented worship leaders and artist with national credits including Big Daddy Weave, Robbie Seay Band, Shane and Shane, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Jimmy Needham and Christine D’Clario. He is a staff writer with The Rain Collective (in partnership with Integrity Music), a Nashville, TN based group with a heart for resourcing the local and global church. He has written songs with Michael Farren, Jennie Lee Riddle, Matt Armstrong, Chris McClarney, Charlie Hall, Tony Wood, Benji Cowart and many others. Chris' songs have been featured in Worship Leader Magazine SONG DISCOVERY, PraiseHymns Singer's Club, weareworship.com. along with projects with LifeWay Worship Resources, Word Music and Integrity Music.
In addition to touring and producing Chris serves as the Creative Arts Pastor at Gateway Church in Franklin, TN and is a member of CHURCHOUSE. Chris is married to his beautiful wife Kara and has four amazing boys, Corbin, Callen, Cade and Cohen.