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Leroy Armstrong

Executive Director, The Clamp Center for Preaching Excellence
Director, The Center for the Study of African American Preaching

Director, Center for the Study of African-American Preaching

Office: Honors Commons 

Email: LArmstrong

Address: 316 Boulevard #1082, Anderson, SC 29621


Leroy R. Armstrong, Jr. serves as Executive Director of The Clamp Center for Preaching Excellence. Leroy is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1985) and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology (1993) with a dual concentration in Pastoral Leadership and Christian Education. Leroy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in preaching at Anderson University Clamp Divinity School.

Leroy served as Senior Pastor of three churches. He served Greater Good Hope Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, and The House of Hope Church in Cedar Hill, TX. Additionally, he served as Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church in McKinney, TX, and as Executive Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, TX. Leroy was licensed by Metropolitan Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO (1985) and ordained by Concord Church in Dallas, TX (1991).

Leroy is passionate about equipping proclaimers to pursue a lifetime of excellence in preaching. He helped found the E. K. Bailey Preaching Conference and served thirteen years in leadership, including five years as the Director and eight years as Chief Consultant to the founder, the late Dr. E. K. Bailey. Leroy is currently Lead Servant of Proclaiming the Word Ministries. He founded PROCLAIM Preaching Coach, which offers nine training modules to strengthen preachers and teachers in pursuing a lifetime of excellence in proclaiming God’s Word. Leroy has impacted 5,000+ proclaimers worldwide.     

Leroy is the author of Disruption: Resetting Your Life’s Purpose. Leroy has written for Leadership Journal and is a contributing devotional writer for the African American Devotional Bible published by Zondervan. Leroy is a contributing author for Leading Your Church through Conflict & Reconciliation. Leroy is married to Genena, an ICF-certified professional executive coach and founder of Metamorphosis Coaching LLC. They are a blended family with three adult children.

Most of all, Leroy is a Christian who loves the Lord Jesus and loves serving people. His mission is to “Prepare & Repair People for Exemplary Kingdom Living and Kingdom Leadership.”