Pastor Clarence Sexton Obituary: Temple Baptist Church Pastor died

Pastor Clarence Sexton Obituary

Pastor Clarence Sexton Obituary: Dr. Clarence Sexton, Temple Baptist Church Pastor and Founder of The Crown College Clarence Sexton of Powell sadly passed away on Tuesday 12th December 2023.

Clarence Sexton was born on Sunday morning, October 10, 1948, at the Baptist Hospital in Selma, Alabama, Clarence was the oldest of four children, including Tommy, Katherine, and baby sister Sheila. After moving nineteen times before Clarence reached the third grade, his family finally settled in Maryville, Tennessee, when he was eight years old.

A Master of Religious Education and a Doctor of Ministry were the next degrees that Clarence earned. A Doctor of Divinity and a Doctor of Humanities were among the degrees he earned over his academic career.

After leaving Greenback in September 1972, Clarence took up pastor duties at Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee. The Crown College was founded thirteen years after the first heavenly inspiration to prepare people to serve Jesus Christ in local churches.

The Lord had prepared the church family to follow their new pastor enthusiastically from the very beginning. On August 17, 1988, Dr. Clarence Sexton became the pastor of The Temple Baptist Church.

Thirteen years after the Lord first put the dream within Pastor Sexton’s heart to train men and women to serve Jesus Christ in local churches, The Crown College was founded. God has given this work great favor from the beginning. In August of 1991, the doors of the college opened to sixty-nine students from fourteen states. By the 2006-2007 academic year, over nine hundred students enrolled, representing more than forty states and several foreign countries.

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