Ministry Profile of
Elder William K. Clement
“Forward In Faith and Ministry Excellence”
A natural born leader, noted for his integrity, noble sense of accountability, and divine gifts in the areas of administration and music — Elder William Kyle Clement is known throughout his community as a servant at heart.
A native of DeQuincy, Louisiana, William was born the third son to Margaret and the late Joseph Clement, Jr. The Clement’s raised their children in the knowledge and fear of God, while nurturing their natural gifts and talents. For William, music was his predestined path.
At an early stage in his life, around age 8, the Clement’s recognized their son’s heightened interest in music, and decided in make a life investment by securing professional lessons for him. William’s musical journey was further enhanced at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, where he began playing piano under the late Pastor Willie Stevens, Jr. He later progressed as a musician at the First Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Bishop O.B. Pete, Sr.
Minister William matriculated through the Dequincy Public School system, graduating DeQuincy High School in 2001. He furthered his education by attending McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications (Broadcast/Journalism). In 2012, Minister William completed his graduate course of study at the University of Phoenix, earning a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership. He has thirty plus graduate hours at McNeese State University and currently working on his doctoral degree in Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment at Walden University.
In 2002, while a freshman in college, Minister William united with the Saints Memorial Church of God in Christ under the leadership of the late Superintendent Ivanhoe Terry. By God’s divine providence, under the leadership of Superintendent Terry, William’s musical gifts really began to flourish and mature. In 2007, Superintendent Terry witnessed the calling and saw the growth, and entrusted Minister William K. Clement to carry the sacred ministry of music forward by appointing him Minister of Music at Saints Memorial now known as Saints Cathedral Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Michael Cuba, Jr.
For his perpetual and consistent operation in a spirit of excellence, Superintendent Terry elevated William in 2009 with his appointment as District Music President for the Lake Charles District, in the Historic Louisiana First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, a position he proudly holds this present day.
An active servant in every ecclesiastical division of the church, William as appointed the Region Two Music Coordinator for the Historic Louisiana First Jurisdiction Music Department under the leadership of former President, Elder Duane Terry. In 2014, another door of service was opened when William was asked to serve as Vice-President of the Louisiana First Jurisdiction Music Department under the leadership of President, Elder Roy Mosby.
In July of 2019, William was ordained by Bishop James W. Proctor as an Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Elder Clement was also elevated to the office of Jurisdictional Minister of Music & President of the Historic Louisiana First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop James W. Proctor.
Throughout his musical and professional career, William has been the recipient of many awards and earned accolades including, Director of the Year, Best Choir of the Year and Musician of the Year just to name a few. He is a much sought out conductor, workshop facilitator and clinician.
Endeavoring to leave an impact by encouraging the next generation of leaders, William has successfully taught elementary music, and grades 3-5, and currently serves as Curriculum Coordinator at a local elementary school. He is celebrating his fifteenth year in education. In addition, William holds professional memberships in the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), the Calcasieu Association of Educators (CAE), Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the 100 Black Men of America.
William is married to the beautiful Leslie Winston-Clement and they are expecting their first daughter November 9, 2019.
According to the Greek philosopher Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do; Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” William adds, “I pray I am making a difference as I pursue ‘my habit’ of moving forward in faith and ministry excellence.”
After all has been said and complete, Elder William K. Clement just wants to hear “Well done.”