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Meet Dr. Clay
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Meet

Dr. LaSonya Clay

Your Coach and Consultant

Dr. LaSonya Clay, a licensed and ordained minister, Bible teacher, speaker, entrepreneur, certified coach, mentor, and founder of BTHM, is determined to fulfill the call of God on her life and build up individuals to achieve their divine call and God's plan for their life. 

A devoted servant of Jesus Christ, Dr. Clay is committed to building up, inspiring, and equipping individuals who want to grow in their relationships with Jesus Christ and see the Holy Spirit's transformative power at work in their personal, spiritual, family, and professional lives.

Dr. Clay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology from Southeastern Bible College, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Beeson's Divinity School at Samford University, a Master of Art in Social Work from Samford University, and a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Southeastern University. 

LaSonya is the wife of 28 years to Kenneth B. Clay Sr., and they are the proud parents of two sons, Kenneth B. Clay, Jr., and Kourtney L. Clay. LaSonya enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and appreciating nature.

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Our story

Our Story

Dr. Clay stepped into entrepreneurship in 1996 after working in corporate America for six years. She worked in the Cosmetology industry for several years before opening her business, Extreme Elegance Beauty Salon and Boutique, LLC., where she discovered a passion for mentoring and supporting women through life challenges. As a result of a leading of the Holy Spirit, she founded Extreme Elegance Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, in 2005. The foundation served the community by assisting sheltered women, special needs individuals, and disaster victims through hair care services, clothing, and daily essentials.

In 2010, the foundation's name changed to Build the House Ministries (BTHM) to focus on teaching and training women to live holistic lives through the practical application of Biblical principles. In addition, BTHM hosted numerous conferences to spread the Good News of the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to equip his people with tools to strengthen and grow in faith and good works. In 2022, BTHM added Life and Leadership coaching to serve individuals who desired to increase self-awareness, confidence, clarity, and focus and heighten spiritual well-being.

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