Our Beliefs

We welcome you to consider all that we ascribe as biblical. We seek to hold these positions with humilty and grace. We seek to live faithfully what God calls us to. If you have questions about anything you find in these documents we are eager to speak with you. 

Jay Clatworthy

Senior Pastor

Jay was born in Fayette, Missouri.  Jay recieved Christ during the Vacation Bible School program at First Baptist Church (FBC) in Fayette.  Thirteen years later in the same church Jay married Sarah his best friend, encourager, and co-laborer in ministry. The Lord has blessed the Clatworthy’s with 5 precious children; Robbie, Jacen, Ryder, Ellie and Bennett  They desire to lead their children in a genuine Christ centered relationship.

Jay and Sarah attended Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri. Jay and Sarah were given tremendous examples of true servant leadership by the faculty and staff of BBC.  They continue to be appreciative for the time they were allowed at BBC. In the Summer of 2012, Jay received his Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies and Bible.

Jay joined the staff of Lifepoint Baptist Church in February, 2013 as the Youth Pastor. In February, 2016 Jay became the Senior Pastor. Jay considers it a privilege to work with a team of believers who are wonderfully gifted and God blessed.

Jay enjoys fly fishing, fly tying, reading, and spending time with his family. Jay’s greatest joy is to see the redemptive work of Christ flourishing in the local church.  It is Christ’s daily redemptive work in Jay’s own life that fuels this joy.  As promised, God is using the local church today to rescue individuals, marriages, and families.  As we yield to Christ He never fails to restore. How AWESOME!!!

Jorge Samaniego

Minister of Music 

Jorge was born and raised in San Diego, California. One of the things that he enjoyed most growing up was going to church on Sundays to see the musicians and singers play music.   As he grew older, he was eventually allowed to participate as a musician in the church.   God used music tremendously in Jorge’s life to draw him near to Himself, and eventually to lead 
Jorge in to full time vocational ministry.

Jorge met Jessica at California Baptist University, where they both received Bachelor of Music degrees. They were married in June of 2013, and had their first son, Jaden, in May of 2015.  Jorge first joined the ministry team of Lifepoint in 2013, then relocated to serve at Ocean View Church in San Diego from 2014 to 2017.  God called Jorge and his family back to Lifepoint to serve as the Minister of Music and Connections in February of 2017, and is glad to be back in San Angelo again!

Jorge enjoys spending time with his family, composing music, target practice at the range, and a good Dallas Cowboys football game.