Clayton & Joan Shumpert
Dr. B. Clayton Shumpert pastored Grace Baptist Church in West Columbia, South Carolina, for 21 years. Having been called of God at the age of 16, he has been preaching 48 years. Brother Shumpert led the church in a strong missions program that now supports 177 missionary families and projects at home and abroad.
His ministry has included revivals, missions conferences and speaking engagements in many foreign countries. In the past 25 years he has been in 85 countries preaching the Gospel of Christ. These include Norway, France, Germany, Romania, Israel, Jordon, Lebanon, Egypt, Brazil, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Virgin Islands, China, Mexico and many others.
Dr. Shumpert led Grace Baptist Church from a small number to a sizeable congregation. He developed 26 ministries within the church, including AWANA, Bus Ministry, Children's Church, Day Care Center, Deaf Ministry, Grace Bible Studies, Grace Christian School, Nursing Home Ministry, Printing Ministry, Shut-in Ministry, Senior Adult Ministry, Sunday School Ministry, Tape Ministry, Visitation Ministry and Youth Ministry, plus many others. He led in the construction of 10 buildings in 15 years at Grace Baptist Church.
Brother and Mrs. Shumpert have been married since 1965 and have four children: Rachel, Gena, Stacy, and John. They also have eight grandchildren. The Shumperts reside in West Columbia, South Carolina.
On December 27, 2011, Dr. Shumpert had hip replacement surgery. It has been a difficult time. He has a spine disease called spinal stenosis, which is the cause of major chronic pain. Due to these and other health issues, he has been forced to cut back, especially when it involves long, lengthy travel. Yet in his weakness, God has proven to be mighty. The spiritual fruit has been amazing!
Joan and I appreciate your support. May God bless you and your ministry.
B. Clayton Shumpert