Clinton is a graduate of Baylor University (Bachelor of Music), Southern Seminary (Bachelor and Master of Church Music). He is a retired Minister of Music/Organist having served churches in North and South Carolina. He is the former editor of Children’s Music for the Baptist Sunday School Board (now Lifeway). Specifically, Clinton was Editor of Young Musicians and The Children’s Choir Magazines and their related music products. He is the retired Conductor of The Transylvania Choral Society of Brevard, NC. He also served on the Baptist Hymnnal, 1991 committee.