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Clays Mill Road Baptist Church is honored to continue the heritage of The Voice of the Appalachians radio ministry. The heartbeat of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church is to see souls saved and Christians revived in the work of the Lord and in old-fashioned values and beliefs. Jeffery J. Fugate, the speaker on The Voice of the Appalachians, was born on August 25, 1964. He was saved and baptized at the age of five. Pastor Fugate's father was the late Sammy Joe Fugate, founder and pastor of the Bible Baptist Church in Hazard, Kentucky. When Pastor Fugate was 19 years of age his father was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer and went to heaven in August of 1985 at the age of forty. Eight months later in April of 1986, at the age of 21, Brother Fugate became pastor of the church his father started and served there for five years. Pastor Fugate was married in June of 1987 to Michelle Cornett of Hindman, Kentucky. The Lord has blessed them with three sons, Joel, Jeremy, and Jonathan, and one daughter, Leah. In April of 1991, the Lord moved Pastor Fugate from the mountains of Southeast Kentucky to the Clays Mill Road Baptist Church of Lexington, Kentucky. In Brother Fugate's first service at Clays Mill Road Baptist there were 18 people present. In the next month, the church reached eighty in attendance. From that first month in April of 1991, the church has grown in every area. Clays Mill Road Baptist Church currently is averaging 1000 per Sunday and has had a high day of 1258. In May of 1997 Brother Fugate received two honorary doctorate degrees. He received a Doctorate of Divinity from Oklahoma Baptist College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a Doctorate of Humanities from Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana. The church's ministries now include a growing bus ministry, Christian school, nursing home ministry, radio ministry (The Voice of the Appalachians heard in ten states), Commonwealth Baptist College and an exciting and growing Sunday school. Clays Mill Road Baptist Church has had over 200 baptisms each year for t