Jay Clatworthy – Senior Pastor
Jay was born in Fayette, Missouri. Jay accepted Christ during the Vacation Bible School program at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Fayette. Thirteen years later in the same church Jay married Sarah his best friend, encourager, and co-laborer in ministry. The Lord has blessed the Clatworthy’s with 4 precious children; Robbie, Jacen, Ellie and Bennet. They desire to lead their children in a genuine Christ centered relationship.
Jay and Sarah attended Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. Jay and Sarah were given tremendous examples of true servant leadership by the faculty and staff of BBC. They continue to be appreciative for the time they were allowed at BBC. In the Summer of 2012, Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies and Bible.
Jay joined the staff of Lifepoint Baptist Church in February, 2013 as the Youth Pastor. In February, 2016 Jay became the Senior Pastor. Jay considers it a privilege to work with a team of believers who are wonderfully gifted and God blessed.
Jay enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, reading, and spending time with his family. Jay’s greatest joy is to see the redemptive work of Christ flourishing in the local church. It is Christ’s daily redemptive work in Jay’s own life that fuels this joy. As promised, God is using the local church today to rescue individuals, marriages, and families. As we yield to Christ He never fails to restore. How AWESOME!!!
Jorge Samaniego – Minister of Music and Connections
Jorge was born and raised in San Diego, California. One of the things that he enjoyed most growing up was going to church on Sundays to see the musicians and singers play music. As he grew older, he was eventually allowed to participate as a musician in the church. God used music tremendously in Jorge’s life to draw him near to Himself, and eventually to lead Jorge in to full time vocational ministry.
Jorge met Jessica at California Baptist University, where they both received Bachelor of Music degrees. They were married in June of 2013, and had their first son, Jaden, in May of 2015. Jorge first joined the ministry team of Lifepoint in 2013, then relocated to serve at Ocean View Church in San Diego from 2014 to 2017. God called Jorge and his family back to Lifepoint to serve as the Minister of Music and Connections in February of 2017, and is glad to be back in San Angelo again!
Jorge enjoys spending time with his family, composing music, target practice at the range, and a good Dallas Cowboys football game.
Fred and Sandra Preston – KidZone Directors
Fred is originally from Florida and Sandy from California; in 1983 they meet in Texas and have been here ever since. They have been blessed with 2 daughters, and 1 beautiful granddaughter. They work very hard at keep their businesses running smoothly and with a Christian atmosphere.
They have been family members of Lifepoint since 1995, and have served the Lord in different ministries throughout their time at Lifepoint. But their main ministry is working with the children ministries as Kidzone Directors. They have been teaching children about Jesus for 18 years in many different capacities, Nursery worker, Sunday School teachers, Awana leaders and VBS directors. They love the challenge of reaching the children in unusual and fun ways.
Linda Smith – Church Secretary
Linda has lived in Texas all her life. She and her husband Russell have two children and four grandchildren. Linda has been a member of Lifepoint since 2002. She has been active in choir and has worked in the nursery.
Current Active Deacons