Tabatha Claytor Biography
Many people desire to enter into marriage but few are willing to pay the price of a stable marriage. Some are even unaware of what it takes to build a successful marriage. If you listen to Tabatha Ann Claytor, 47, and her husband Pastor Ken Claytor,45, you will learn about what it takes to build a strong marriage, live a fulfilling single life, and balance being a spouse and a parent.
Alongside her husband, Tabatha is a marriage coach, podcast host, and lead pastor at Alive Church in Gainsville. What she teaches stem from her own experience as a wife, and parent, reading marriage books, and listening to marriage podcast. Through their podcast and church, many Americans have learned to navigate their relationships and marriage. Many marriages have been saved from divorce because of Tabatha and her husband’s diligence in creating marital material.
Tabatha Claytor Age and Husband
Although Tabatha has made for herself a marriage many admire, it was not so in her childhood. She was born on 14th January 1976. She is the firstborn child in a family of 4 children. Her father died when Tabatha was young and her mother and grandmother had to take care of the family.
The absence of her father opened up the family to insecurities that caused Tabatha to go through emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. She grew up feeling rejected and undervalued. This caused her to seek validation from other people. Right before joining college, Tabatha got into a relationship that led to an unplanned pregnancy.
Lack of support and people to give her correct advice led her to commit abortion, an act she felt guilty and ashamed off until she gave her life to Jesus afterward.
Tabatha Claytor Marriage
While in college she met Ken, and the two became close friends and started dating. After 9 months of dating, she broke up with him because she wanted to figure out her real identity. Her desire to find out who she was led her to make a decision to follow Jesus at 22 years. She later re-connected with Ken and their love was re-ignited. On 3rd July 1999, the two got married. In 2023, they celebrated 24 years of marriage.
The marriage between Tabatha and her husband is seen as a beacon of hope to many struggling marriages. Many are unaware of the challenges they had to go through to make their family stable. Three years into their marriage, divorce was looming as neither of them could understand a way of living with each other. After much reading, listening, and prayer, they were able to stabilize their marriage.
The union of their marriage later faced other challenges like parenting and still maintaining your spouse as a priority, having a fulfilling sex life, and balancing roles as pastors. In 2021, breast cancer also tested their unity. Tabatha went through chemotherapy, a stage 3 diagnosis, and a double mastectomy.
Pastor Ken endured through the trouble time but eventually, they defeated it after doctors announced Tabatha was cancer free. Tabatha confessed through her Instagram that her sheer belief in God despite the trying time led her and her marriage through the test.
Tabatha and Claytor have managed to become influential because they have created a display of two individuals who refused to let each other go despite the challenges their marriage endured.
Tabatha Claytor Alive Church and Podcast
Their ability to endure the trials of marriage and still stay together make them qualified to become marriage counselors and coaches. They started a Podcast and a YouTube channel called Doing Life with Ken and Tabatha where they address matters that pertain to marriage and relationships.
The couple has addressed issues like abortion, Godly marriage, and having a fulfilling sex life in marriage. They also take time to answer questions from their audience.
Above Tabatha’s desire to encourage people to hold on to their families, her greatest desire is to see people living for Jesus. In 2005, they founded Alive Church in Gainesville.
Now close to 2 decades, they have been preaching Jesus and opening doors for everyone to experience the power of God. Together with her husband, Tabatha Claytor believes that the strength to succeed in marriage can only come from God. Her beliefs are echoed by other women of God like Stephanie Ike Okafor, Pastor Preshea, Irishea, and Bridget Hilliard.
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