General Treasurer

Doug Clay was elected general treasurer of the Assemblies of God by the Executive Presbytery in January 2008. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Executive Presbytery. Clay oversees the Division of the Treasury, which includes Corporate Accounting, Buildings and Properties and IT Services.

Prior to his election to the Assemblies of God Executive Leadership Team, Clay served as superintendent of the Ohio District from June 2004 to 2008. He pastored Calvary Assembly of God in Toledo, Ohio, from 1997 to 2004. Clay has also served as the Assemblies of God national youth director (1995-1997), Ohio District youth director (1989-1995) and as a youth pastor in Ohio and Iowa. He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

Clay has a passionate love for the local church; he is a church health enthusiast and he effectively equips leaders to grow in their calling. Doug has a weekly blog, Monday Motivator and is the author of Dreaming in 3D.

He and his wife, Gail, have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law and five grandchildren.

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  1. Scholarship Funds
  2. Q&A: Allowance Accounts for Pastors
  3. Church Media—Making Technology Work
  4. Q&A: Travel Expense Reimbursements
  5. Safeguarding Computer and Phone Data
  6. Unused Restricted Funds
  7. Planning or Budgeting: Which Comes First?
  8. Q&A: Accountable Reimbursement Plans
  9. Church Construction and Expansion: Where Do We Begin?
  10. Q&A: Housing Allowance Maximum
  11. Preventing Fraud: Check Tampering
  12. Q&A: Sending IRS Form 1099-MISC to Evangelists and Ministers
  13. Background Checks and Volunteers
  14. Q&A: Charitable Giving Credit for Church Camp Fees
  15. Properly Screening Volunteers
  16. Q&A: Deferring a Pay Raise
  17. Q&A: Employer-Provided Lodging for Non-ministers
  18. Protecting Your Church With Insurance
  19. Q&A: Fireworks Stands
  20. Preventing Credit Card Abuse
  21. Q&A: Signing Church Checks
  22. Tips for Protecting Your Cash
  23. Q&A: Internet Service Reimbursements
  24. Protecting Your Church from Online Threats
  25. New ACA / IRS Notice May Require Changes to Payroll Process
  26. Observations on the Affordable Care Act
  27. Q&A: Free Use of an Automobile
  28. Properly Reporting Fringe Benefits
  29. Q&A: Honorarium for Foreign Clergy
  30. Charitable Contribution Receipts
  31. Q&A: Reimbursing Cell Phones for Ministers
  32. Budgeting:  Beyond the Basics
  33. Q&A: Key Documents for Board Members
  34. Board Member Basics
  35. Q&A: Applying for Tax-Exempt Status
  36. Preventing Payroll Problems: Part 2
  37. Q&A: The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
  38. Preventing Payroll Problems: Part 1
  39. Benevolence Program Basics
  40. Q&A: Paying a Pastor’s Medical Expense
  41. Financial Support for Clergy and Church Employees
  42. Q&A: Using Social Media Effectively
  43. First Impressions: Improving the Guest Experience
  44. Q&A: Determining Whether Staff are Employees or Contractors
  45. Human Resources: Tools to Improve Your Hiring Practices
  46. Q&A: Donating Vehicles
  47. Designated Giving: Properly Handling Restricted Funds
  48. Q&A: Are Credit Card Statements Adequate Documentation of a Business Expense?
  49. Stewardship and Giving Strategies for 2013
  50. Q&A: How to Properly Handle Fundraising Auctions
  51. Year-End Reporting: What Churches Need to Know
  52. Q&A: Appropriate Budget Percentages for Church Expenses
  53. The Church Budget: Helping You Reach Your Ministry Goals
  54. Q&A: What Activities are Prohibited for Churches?
  55. Politics From the Pulpit: How Much is Too Much?
  56. Financial Controls Self-Assessment: 10 Questions to Ask
  57. Q&A: Designating Gifts to Pastoral Staff
  58. 5 Keys to Financial Health