Clayton coordinates and presides over Sunday services, concerts, and special events. He began his music ministry in his teens as pianist and organist for Bible conferences, radio and television, and traveling musical groups. After concluding his traveling ministry, he became minister of music at Gilead Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan; First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon (with John MacArthur’s father, Dr. Jack MacArthur); and Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington. Clayton's musical skills include choral conducting, composing, arranging, playing keyboard, and vocal coaching. He received his training at the University of Pennsylvania and through private instruction at Temple University and King's College, Briarcliff, New York.