In August of 1968, Elder Clifford Kelley was born in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. He was always a very observed young man who loved church, even as a child. He knew he was called to preach at the age of 16.
Elder Kelley was educated in the Cleveland Hts.-University Hts. School system. He attended Cuyahoga Community College. To effectively carry out the call to ministry on his life, Elder Kelley is attending International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth.
On November 27, 1987, Elder Kelley received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus’ name. In 1991, his life catapulted in the knowledge of the Word of God and in spiritual insight. Elder Kelley answered the call to preach in August of 1991, and was ordained June 14, 1997, under the ministry of Archbishop J. Delano Ellis, II.
Since being saved, Elder Kelley has served the church and his leaders as Assist. Youth Pastor, Adjutant/Armor-bearer, Sound Coordinator, Pulpit Coordinator and the list goes on.
Loving to minister in the street, Elder Kelley became a member of Wema. Amani. Rai. (non-profit street evangelism organization) in 1993. In 2001, as a member of Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ, Elder was appointed and served as Dean of Students of The University of Christ. On October 26, 2008 Elder Kelley was appointed as Interim Pastor of Faith Holiness where served until February of 2009. He now serves as Chief Operating Officer of Straight Truth Ministries.
In January 2022, Elder Kelley partnered with a ministry in Pakistan to establish, “Straight Truth Ministry – Pakistan”. The ministry has touched those souls of Lodhran, Jahanian and Mianchinu.
Elder Kelley is married to Mya Kelley. Together, they have three beautiful children, two daughters Erin and Amber and a son CJ (Clifford II).