Bishop Donald Clay
Bishop Donald Clay
John 13: 34-35 quotes Jesus saying “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” This is the command that governs the life and ministry of Bishop Donald O. Clay, Jr. He has said that he wants his epitaph to be that he had a passionate love for God and God’s people. His love has grown consistently since he began preaching at the age of fifteen in Cincinnati, Ohio and has manifested itself in many ways over the 20 years since he birthed Petra International Ministries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Bishop Clay has a passionate and unfailing heart toward the people of God. He firmly believes that the body of Christ is purposed to be an energizing and righteous force in the world bringing about love, unity, prosperity, justice, and reconciliation. This belief has guided Bishop in shaping a Ministry committed to outreach, empowerment of the disenfranchised, and the demonstration of the power of kingdom principles to change lives, families, and communities.
A faithful and consummate worshiper, Bishop Clay has a strong apostolic anointing that empowers him to challenge the status quo in order to establish and advance God’s Kingdom in the earth. Through his life of worship and revelatory teaching, thousands have come to the Lord, resulting in restored families, empowered believers and most of all, unity through love.
With Bishop Clay and his wife Lisa, strong family is a critical foundation stone in successful ministry. They are blessed with a wonderful son and daughter, their spouses and two grandchildren, that all love God. Likewise, in Petra International Ministries, they have established a family filled with love and acceptance, where spiritual sons and daughters are discovering their true identity and achieving their God given purpose and destiny through Christ Jesus.