Clay A. Kahler is the founder of "Sharing the Word Ministries," which includes the radio program "Sharing the Word," heard in Ray County Missouri. He is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Orrick Mo. Clay is the author of Simple Theology: Theology for the Rest of Us, Against Protestant Popes, and he is currently working on his next book. He has written for Preaching Magazine Christianity Today and To His Glory. Clay served on the faculty of the Southwest College of Biblical Studies in Pine Valley California, and as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Southern California Bible College & Seminary. He now teaches Bible and Theology at Carver Baptist Bible College in Kansas City Missouri.
Prior to entering the ministry, Pastor Kahler served in the United States Army, including service during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following his service in the Army, he began a career in Law Enforcement. He worked for 4 years with Village West Police as a Patrolman and as a trainer. He was recruited away from the Department and into corrections and became the Director of Training and CERT Team Commander in a Federal Prison in San Diego, California.
Clay has earned his Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Religious Studies and a Master of Arts Degree from Southern California Bible College & Seminary.