Evangelist Clayton King to move organization and camps to Anderson University
Saying it “feels like coming home,” Evangelist Clayton King announced in March that Crossroads Worldwide, his organization partnering with churches and ministers throughout the U.S. will move from North Carolina to the Anderson University campus later this year.
"Moving Crossroads Camps and our ministry to Anderson feels like coming home for me, said King. “I grew up in the Upstate. Some of my closest friends and my church are in Anderson. And most importantly, we are thrilled to be a part of the Anderson University family, a family I have belonged to now for almost two decades. Our best days are ahead of us, and this partnership will only help us serve more churches and reach more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ."
The popular Crossroads Summer Camps, which attract thousands of young people each summer, will also move to Anderson University’s campus from Gardner-Webb University in time for the twentieth anniversary of the camps in 2015.
King began preaching in 1987 at age 14. He incorporated his ministry in 1995 and began Crossroads Summer Camps and Crossroads Missions in 1996. The ministry now serves churches of all sizes from all over the Southeast and the entire United States through camps, conferences, leadership training, missions, women's ministry, itinerant speaking, radio, and evangelism.
Crossroads has served over 60,000 students at its camps and conferences, and has served over 4 million people at events and churches. The mission of Crossroads is "To preach the gospel and make disciples." The organization’s heart is to serve pastors, youth pastors, leaders and churches in any capacity.
King has written 10 books, and along with his wife Sharie has just completed the re-launch of True Love Waits through Lifeway Publishing. The new resource is called "True Love Project" and is being used as a resource by thousands of churches to teach their students and leaders about sexual purity and the Lordship of Christ.
King has been speaking on campus at Anderson University for 20 years, and AU has hosted Crossroads Summer camps on two previous occasions. He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Anderson in 2012 and was named Distinguished Professor of Religion at the university.