Clay Boykin is the Founder of the Men’s Fellowship Network; a rapidly growing global network welcoming spiritually minded men from all religious and non-religious traditions. Clay has over 38 years experience as a servant leader and change agent in the corporate world. His life took a radical turn in 2007 when, at age 53, chest pains led to a mystical experience while in the jungle in Jamaica, and later led to a heart attack and emergency quintuple bypass surgery. Other life challenges ensued and several years later Clay emerged from his dark night of the soul a spirit-centered man.
Realizing his own need for spiritual growth and the need for more spiritual men in the world, Clay founded the Men’s Fellowship Network in 2012. He has facilitated hundreds of weekly circles where over 25,000 man-hours have been invested in the overarching theme of male spirituality. Clay recently published his first book, Circles of Men, which quickly made it into the Amazon top 100 list in the category of Self Help/Spirituality.
Circles of Men examines the lessons he and his fellow male seekers have learned from gathering in their trusting and supportive network and weekly circle. The book offers insights into men and vulnerability, servant leadership and the counter-intuitive approach he took in building a network of more than 1,000 men and a website that has frequent visitors from over 140 countries, almost half of whom are women seeking a resource for their male partner, friend, or are seeking to understand the divine male essence within themselves.
Clay is Assistant Director of Compassionate Austin, the local chapter of Charter for Compassion. As part of this work, Clay is developing a global initiative for the Charter focused on Men and Boys.
Clay and his wife Laurie Bell are longtime residents of Austin, Texas. They have been members of Unity Church of the Hills since 2010. In addition to leading the Men’s Fellowship Network, Clay has been a prayer chaplain and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.