In 2002, Clancy and his wife, Sandy, moved with their kids from Wooster, OH, to Marysville to begin a new church plant for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. This was one small step of faith that God has used to impact the city of Marysville in huge way.
Though Clancy never saw himself as church-planter, others did. When Clancy came to know the Lord at age 19, Pastor Dan from Westhill Baptist Church in Wooster, OH, where Clancy was born and raised, began to encourage him towards preaching and pastoring. He soon began his formal training at Cedarville College (B.S. in Comprehensive Bible), where he met his wife, Sandy, followed by Grace Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity). He ended up back in Wooster where he served on the pastoral staff at Wooster Grace for 10 years before being persistently approach by Pastor Ed Jackson from Grace Church in Powell about beginning a church here in Marysville. Finally, Pastor Ed was able to persuade Clancy that this was the path God wanted him to take, and it’s obvious that Pastor Ed was right!
Through his years of ministry, Clancy’s passion remains being able to see people learn the gospel – praying a prayer that changes them from the inside out – grow in Christ-like love, then share that hope and love with other. He enjoys creating teams and seeing them be strong in their love, work, and witness. And he enjoys being challenged to use his God-given gifts for others – leadership, teaching, encouragement, discernment, and hospitality.
Other things that interest Clancy are: Sandy, his kids (Brandon and wife, Laura, Bethany, Bryce, and Blake), golf, football, baseball, fishing, and learning a New Zealand accent.