Seeking, knowing, capable
Willing to assert courage and character to power through dark nights
Intellect, even genius sets apart, seldom combined with common sense, except in you
Few can see what you see or know what you know
Intuition and insight constantly being honed

A bright vision, in the depths of your heart
At times unwilling to announce what you are called to do
So that others will not be overwhelmed
You seek to pass as a humble servant: helping, listening, honoring
Logical, sensitive-the future unrolls day by day

You challenge life itself, demanding more for the voiceless
Praying for the despairing, equipping the untrained
Sharing your wisdom, encouraging where there is only desperation
You’ve chosen a hard, harsh road to walk
Many days will be lonely, the Lord stands with you

There are no flighty days with you
Everyday you arise to fight the darkness
The Evil One notices you and attacks full bore
You defy the odds, letting the Lord fight the battle
Faith, loyalty and surrender accomplish what human wisdom cannot

A fifty-year horizon
You’re in for the long haul
You’ll never quit, disappointment spurs your creativity
Your heart, your soul stands seven feet tall
Worthy of the best, willing to serve your call, Jesus your all

A Tribute to Your Life: Your Commitment: Your Honor
Clay Corvin March 10, 2016


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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the retired VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and was employed by NOBTS for 38 years. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren. His ministry is to the homeless and helpless seeking to promote the cause of Christ everyplace he travels.