Michael Clary
Lead Pastor

Michael grew up dreaming of one day being a professional recording artist and songwriter. But God had other plans. He and his wife, Laura, worked as missionaries to college students before Michael sensed a call to urban church planting. This sense of calling grew while Michael was attending the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. The Clary’s made it official by moving to Cincinnati in 2008 to plant Christ the King Church. They live in Uptown with their four kids and dog.

Michael is also the Cincinnati area director for the Acts 29 network. If you are interested in being trained in pastoral ministry or church planting, send Michael an email and he will get back to you with next steps.

Jason Hudson
Worship Pastor

Jason remembers his aunt laying a bass guitar on his lap when he could barely reach around the neck to push the strings. Since those early experiences learning to fumble through basic chord progressions, he has tried to use music to glorify God and serve the church. He now hopes to start his own family band with his wife, Danielle (soulful vocals), and his three children, Soren (drums), Eden (lead guitar), and Raine (bass).

Cameron Waterworth
Family & Discipleship Pastor

Cameron was born and raised in NE Arkansas and attended Arkansas State University for his undergrad. He met his Meredith through a family friend and we got married right before his senior year of college. Cameron completed his seminary degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They spent a number of years in Washington, DC to be a part of a young church plant. Their first child, Benjamin, was born in September of 2020 and they have a 5 year old Pomsky, Evey. Towards the end of 2020, the Lord opened up the opportunity for them to take part in the work at CTK. Cameron enjoys making/drinking “third wave coffee”, reading, and exploring the city with his family.

Ben Reynolds
Lay Pastor

Ben is a graduate of Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He moved to the area and joined the church in 2010. He and his wife, Laura, have two daughters and live in Northern Kentucky. Ben is a fan of Al-Madina Market & Grill and a ride on his motorcycle on a sunny day!

David Bailey
Lay Pastor

David is a graduate of Samford University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He moved to Cincinnati in 2011 to complete his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Since 2015, he has been practicing primary care in Northern KY. He and his wife, Kimberly, have two children. When he can find the time, David enjoys running, cycling, reading, and watching the Reds.

Eric Tuffendsam
Lay Pastor

Eric became a lay pastor in 2018 after graduating from CTK’s Pastor School and residency. Eric loves to share the gospel with people through his music production and house flipping businesses. He has been married to Suzanne since 2003 and they have four school-aged children. Besides spending time with family and friends, he enjoys playing golf, frisbee golf and basketball as well as watching NFL football and imagining he didn’t quit football when he was 13 because he likely would have gone pro. (Staff edit: that’s not true).