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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




Like a gentle breeze you enter
Smiling, beautiful and a gentle face
Confident, courageous, adventurous
And much more

You are a servant of the Lord High God
Jesus your Master, elder brother, guide
Your presence encourages those you are with
Jesus life lives in you, His love shines through you

Your competency precedes you
It is simply you, what you have done and are doing
Faith underscores all that you do
It surrounds you, Faith is a strength

Mercy is an abiding gift Christ has given you
People take to you immediately
They feel your kindnesses
They know your genuine love for them

Friendships last with you
People never walk away; they need someone like you
You are the bright light, the warm soul
You calm the minds and hearts of your friends

Peace is your present
It is a gift from God and authenticates the presence of Jesus
You have it, you give it
People love it and seek to be with you

Home is far away and yet you are able to make yourself at home
Family misses you and you miss them but Jesus fills your heart
Life is fast, always hard, loneliness seeks to sidetrack you
Yet you refuse to let loneliness win, Jesus is in control

We are blessed that you are here
You will bless so many by your training
We will stand with you
The Lord loves you and us through you

Clay Corvin, February 13, 2016


Totally completely sold out to Jesus
The Lord knows her name
A life surrendered, no care for fame

Friendship treasured
Church her center-commitment
Friends fill her life

A committed journey
Godly fear
Charity, honor, faithfulness

Kind to everyone
Helping them fight their battle
Little regard for the price she pays

Cloaked in purity
Walking with Jesus
Her actions are her words

She does not lay up treasures for herself
Humility her way
Yet bold as a lion

When she arrives the light has come
Virtue, love and surrender to the Lord
Underscore her righteous soul

Filled with common sense
Common honesty her strength
A life of decency-she is the Lord’s servant

You are great where you are not where you will be in ten years
Your beauty enhanced by your soul
Jesus has a hold on you-You have a hold on us

We rejoice for you-praise honor and glory to the Lord
We pray for you-life is hard and everyone has their turn
We treasure you-we love you-thank you for being our friend

Clay Corvin -2/11/16-


Hard words.  Destroyed lives.
Always win their way
Breaking off our resolutions, destroying new days
Life a play with endless scenes
We give up to emotions that drag us down, letting them own us
There’s never an easy way to deal with pain
Addictions are many, each one bold
We sit defenseless with no place to hold
We scream in our hearts for forgiveness, going forth to sin again
What is it about us that sins so boldly?
Why can’t I be like others?
Sin has a crimson stain, scarring and masquerading, It has a hold on me
Others are in the same boat, they just lie better than you
There is no solution but Jesus, hold on He says, He will make all things new
Get 3×5 cards, record a new Scripture in your own handwriting each day
Every hour re-read todays Word, do it, do it, do it
The Word and the Holy Spirit will begin their time in your spiritual life
Slowly ever slowly your willingness to give up that addiction will grow
New life will build in you, a year down the road you will see where you are
A long way from hell, Satan decapitated, your faith bold, your heart warm and powerful
No longer in chains of bondage, no more distraught nights and days
Clearly your life will show what you will know – Jesus is Lord, He is Lord of all things and you
Clay Corvin 1/12/16

GOD AT WORK (EPH 1:13-14)

God at work, His universe, His laws
Unchangeable, immutable, before creation
The Father chose you, Christ died for you
Lavishing grace upon grace, the Holy Spirit moves upon you
But you must choose, you must receive, you must repent

You have heard the truth, not philosophy, not attitude
Jesus came into this world, to show His love, to live a perfect life
Jesus is God’s truth, He died on the cross to pay your price for sin
The power of God, raised Him from the dead, His love declared for eternity
His love gives you a new heart, a new life, eternally adopted into the Father’s household

You were a murderer at heart, everyone is dead in their trespasses and sin
No one can solve their sin problem, we need more than a little cleaning up
We need Jesus, His free gift of eternal life provides forgiveness and life
Now in Christ we are alive, evil can no longer destroy us, sin bondage broken
Jesus pardons us, He gives us liberty and freedom, salvation in Him

Do you believe? Belief in Christ is the requirement
You must believe for yourself, I cannot do it for you
Belief changes you, it conforms you to God’s law, His reality
Jesus is looking for you, He is seeking you to give you life and light for living
What will you do? Have you believed? When you believe you are immediately in God’s family

God declares we belong to Him by Word-the Holy Spirit brings this Word to life
We were bought with a price, that price was Jesus and His sacrifice
The Holy Spirit is the witness of God’s ownership – He seals our relationship in Christ
Inheritance guaranteed, not based on us, God will not disown us
Jesus blood and sacrifice, saves a wretch like me, like us

Clay Corvin November 7, 2015

Judge Joe Ned Pigott (11/3/15) –AN UNASSUMING SERVANT

Judge is what I always called him

He treated me like a friend, he treated everyone like a friend

Respect, kindness and gentleness identifiable traits


A young warrior, significant exploits that you seldom heard about

His life was focused on giving back, helping others, serving

A life that was based on his love for Jesus, his submission to his Lord and Savior


Family was important, each one valued and esteemed

Joe taught them to follow the Lord, to love each other

To build value into their lives and give back to their community


A man of adventure but not boasting

A brave man, charming and compassionate

A courageous warrior who loved the Lord Jesus and the people around him


Joe was a conscientious communicator, generous and hard-working

Honesty was his motto, he was merciful and fair-minded

A judge that always knew that Jesus was the real judge


Faithful and fearless

Friendly and trustworthy

Reliable and optimistic


He served Jesus

He served his family

He served his community


Joe was decisive and determined to do the right thing

A dynamic, enthusiastic servant

He followed Jesus, he did what he could, he loved people


Now Joe is with Jesus

His children mentored and prepared

A great friend, a good father, he is deeply missed and we will see him again


Clay Corvin
November 6, 2015


Wife, mother, grandmother

Servant, minister, life scholar

Learning, serving, faithful

Never away from Jesus, every step she took praised Him

Always helping, listening, caring


Mary’s heart was dedicated to the Lord

Crystal clear in her life journey – she would follow the Lord

A long obedience to the Father as a minister and a minister’s wife

She knew what was required of her

No complaining, she did it and did it every single day


Mary’s commitment included every aspect of her life

She lived what she believed

She cared for others as Jesus cared for her

Wisdom, mercy, grace and a willingness to change

Jesus was her guide, God was her partner


Mary spent her life devoted to talking to the Lord

Prayer was as much a part of her life as breathing

She cultivated this habit of prayer

When life happened Mary was praying

Praying that God’s will be done, that Jesus be glorified


What a life

Her family, her ministry, her work

Given to the Lord, dedicated to His honor

Mary impacted everyone she knew-this was her life

She knew where she was going – proclaiming Christ to her last breath
Clay Corvin    October 15, 2015






Charles Salter loved his wife and children intensely and without reservation

He talked about them, was proud of them and spent time with them

Charles loved Jesus and constantly sought His direction and guidance

Quick to share his faith – consistent in living a Godly life


His family and friends were of particular importance to Charles

Charles was careful not to complain-He didn’t want to burden others with his problems

He had a strong sense of honor and always did His best

He loved his community and his country


Trustworthy in his personal and professional life

He knew what it meant to give his word


Loyal to his colleagues, his employer, his church, his family, his friends and Jesus

Charles could always be counted on to be there


Helpful to anyone that needed help

Charles was quick to jump in and do what needed to be done


Friendly to those that cared for him and those that didn’t

He was always a positive factor in any setting


Courteous to the kind and unkind

He made a decision early in his life to be polite and well spoken


Kind to friend and foe alike

It was in his nature to be kind to everyone


Obedient to the Lord, and in all areas of his life

Charles always practiced doing the next right thing, period


Cheerful in his heart, in his manner, in his thoughts

He loved people and enjoyed being with them


Thrifty with his money and yours and generous to the Lord

He lived carefully and practically and provided for his family


Brave and courageous of heart- he did things right

Difficult situations and difficult people didn’t scare Charles


Clean of mind, clean of heart, Jesus occupied his thoughts

Charles knew how important it was to let Jesus guide your thoughts and actions


Reverent to the Lord – he was a man that understood we have an awesome God

Charles had a healthy fear of the Lord-the beginning of wisdom


A real man, a wonderful friend, a great colleague- now with Jesus

We are sad- heartbroken- we were blessed to have you – adieu

CLAY CORVIN August 28, 2015





John loved people

His first words – “How can I help?”

He was concerned about your needs

Always quick to pray for a needy student, friend or fellow faculty member

He would do his share of the work and yours too

John knew how to fix mechanical equipment and he fixed cars

For those who could pay, for those who couldn’t pay

Many hundreds of Seminary students had a car because John fixed it


John loved his family, deeply, thoroughly and consistently

They talked about stuff and things – he wanted them to have the best

He strived for them to be the best and they all know Jesus

John was quick to remind you that your name was carved in God’s hands

That Jesus didn’t have an eraser – Christ took us, kept us and walked with us

I can fix that John would say and would give beyond giving to you and for you

He was your friend without airs, no judging, always there

John was a special person that just cared for others like he cared for his family


A friend, a confessor, a good listener

His humility legendary, never self-serving

A hard worker, you came first with John

John loved the Lord, he shared Jesus

Loved by his students

An indefatigable and tireless worker

John didn’t see himself as a great leader – he was

He didn’t seek accolades – he has them in the halls of heaven


John was our friend

He cared for us

He loved us as best he could

Best regards to Jesus and your Father – We already miss you brother


Clay Corvin   August 24, 2015


Chette Williams is a long time friend.  He is head of FCA for Alabama and is the Chaplain for the Auburn University football team.  Great leader. Good friend.  I just wanted to celebrate Chette today.  God bless you Chette.



Randy Roberts, Mrs. Key and Chette Williams