Rev Gordon Clay-Bailey

    Office Hours
    T-Th – 12:00pm-6:00pm – MT

    Email
    Phone: 720-336-8323
    Direct: 818-856-7848 (phone/Text)

    Growing up on the banks of the Hudson River in Harlem and the Washington Heights neighborhoods of NYC, Rev Gordon spent his early adult life searching for a career where he could make the most difference: a home for abused boys, Catholic Charities, Job Corps, the New York City Public School System, and ultimately, ministry. His call to ministry came in his early thirties, while unexpected to him, did not surprise those who knew him. Rev Gordon’s choice to serve in the Unitarian Universalist denomination was due to its rich tradition in multi faith theological discourse, social justice, and its non-dogmatic approach to worship. 

    Rev Gordon graduated from The University of the District of Columbia with a dual BA in Anthropology and Sociology. He then attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where he earned his Master of Divinity and specialized in Pastoral Counseling and Urban Ministry. He has served in various ministry positions at Unitarian Universalist congregations in Glendale, California; Orange, New Jersey; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Pomona, Garden City, Utica, Oneonta, New York, Las Vegas, and now SepulvedaUU.

    Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy is an organization with which he is seeking Diplomate status. He is also a candidate at the Harlem Family Institute for certification in Psychotherapy.

    Rev Gordon has served as a chaplain and director of pastoral care for many years from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Harlem Hospital in NYC.

    He once directed the largest Clinical Pastoral Education/Training program in NYC.

    Rev Gordon is married to Lisa Stiffler Bailey, and between them they have four children (Jennifer, Devin, Ethan, and Darien) and one granddaughter (Kai). The Baileys currently reside in Burbank, CA.