Emeritus Pastor: Reverend Dr. Clinton Brantley
Reverend Dr. Clinton Brantley was born in Tillman, SC and received his primary education in the public schools of Jasper County. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Degree at Morris College in Sumter, SC. He attended Morehouse School of Religion Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA where he received his Master's of Divinity Degree. He has two Honorary Doctoral Degrees of Divinity from Rhema Theological Seminary and Lew Mar Bible College. He has participated in the Doctor of Ministry Program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Reverend Dr. Clinton Brantley was the former pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Tuskegee, Alabama and churches throughout the Northern and Southern parts of the US. Rev. Brantley is the Former Director of Morris College School of Religion Extension. Reverend Brantley has served his country and has traveled extensively abroad in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Korea, and the Pacific Islands.
He was installed on June 11, 2000 and as the fourth pastor in the history of the St. Matthew's Baptist Church. Dr. Brantley retired as pastor of St. Matthew Baptist Church in November 2017.
Reverend Brantley has been in the ministry for over 50 years! He is married to Reverend Carolyn Brantley. They have four childrenand six grandchildren. He is a member of the Executive Board Charleston County Baptist Association, member of SC Coalition of Black Voters, member of the NAACP North Charleston, member of SC NAACP Action Committee, and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Beta Kappa Lambda Chapter where he serves as Chaplain.
Reverend Dr. Brantley is a Family and Marriage Enrichment Counselor and Conference Facilitator. He hosts an afternoon Radio Ministry Talk Show with his beautiful wife on Saturdays. He has received numerous awards, accolades, and honors.
Reverend Dr. Clinton Brantley credits all of his accomplishments to God, the support of his family and his church family.
"I can't do it all, but the little I can do, I desire to do it well"- Rev. Brantley