About

579638_381356641910182_143418169037365_1103796_1176553941_nDr. Clayton Faulkner is a disciple, husband, father, and pastoral musician living in Houston, TX. ClaytonFaulkner.com is a random junk drawer of his thoughts and learnings on liturgy, worship, the Bible, church, theology, faith, music and whatever else he finds interesting. A few things about me:

Disciple…imperfect follower of Jesus – bound to the strong name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – created for relationship/worship of God – believes in grace that reaches farther than expected – seeking to understand the mysteries of God – values excellence, creativity, balance, and diversity

Family…born and raised in Yoakum, TX – married to Kate on January 9, 2016 – proud adoptive father of Deacon and Masamo (from Ethiopia)

Music…guitar – singer – bass guitar – drums – piano – trumpet – songwriter – lover of eclectic styles – bassist with ColorBox – actively performing music since 1996 – live performances at Warehouse Live in Houston (w/Floyd Morris), Trophy Room in Katy (w/Floyd Morris), The Meridian in Houston (solo), Common Grounds in Waco (w/ColorBox), The Door in Dallas (w/Bright Size.Life)

Education…never-ending student – Bachelor of Music Education from Southwest Texas State University – Master of Arts in Worship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Doctor of Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

Research…masters topics: “Hildegard of Bingen” “Contemporary Worship and Emerging Worship: A Comparison and Contrast of Music Used in Each Style” – doctoral topics: “Social Justice as Worship in the Emerging Church” “Enriching the Understanding of Fourfold Worship through Collaborative Design” “For All the Saints (All Saints’ Day Project)” “An Ancient-Future Baptismal Liturgy” – doctoral thesis: “Discerning the Meaning of Church Membership at Theophilus Church, Houston, TX

Recording…released three solo recordings – Easter EP (2008) – Family EP (2009) – Eucharistic Setting (2014) – active studio bassist – songwriting/recording ideas in the hopper: at least 2 different hymn projects, and some songs written about ex-girlfriends

Church…15 years of professional experience serving a variety of churches including Pedernales River FellowshipGrace Baptist ChurchCovenant Lutheran Church – founding pastor of TheophilusFaith Lutheran Church

Hobbies…cooking for my family – films – reading – web design – golf

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