Our Staff

Jay Smoot
Pastor

Jay Smoot is the lead pastor of Clyde’s Chapel Baptist Church. Together with Lori, they have been married for 18 years and have 4 children.

Jay received his Bachelor in Biblical Studies from Southeastern College at Wake Forest and his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Laura Davis
Choir Director

Laura grew up at Clyde’s Chapel, and music has always been a huge part of her life! She is a graduate of Mount Olive College where she was a member of the Concert Choir and a small contemporary ensemble that traveled the East Coast. She and her husband Blake have been married since 2010 and have two boys, Braden and Leeam. Her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” because it reminds her that God’s plans are always perfect and what He says, He will do.

DeAnne Stewart
Church Pianist

I am a mother to three beautiful children: one by marriage and two adorable grand babies.

I have worked for Wake County Child Support for the past 21 years and am becoming very excited about getting to retire soon!

I fell in love with music at a very early age and began learning piano at age seven. Since the age of 16, I have played for four different churches and found my HOME at Clyde’s Chapel 17 years ago.