It was God’s gift to Sylvester Baptist Church when Pastor C. L. May was appointed Pastor in 1995. A native of Greenville, Mississippi, he has a unique, dynamic life-changing ministry that is “Unlike the Traditional and Beyond the Ordinary”.  Under his leadership motto, “A Life Changing Ministry”, Sylvester Baptist Church has tremendously increased in membership and countless souls have been saved.  On January 1, 2017, Sylvester Baptist Church transitioned and became More Than Conquerors Church and is now located at 3600 Snapfinger Road, Lithonia, Georgia.


The dynamic impact of his ministry can be seen on television broadcasts throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.  As Founder of Breaking Barriers Outreach Ministry, his weekly televised sermons are reaching all genres and have given everyone the opportunity and resources to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior.


Pastor May is a gifted Preacher whose expository teachings are based firmly on the Word of God.  With boldness and clarity of speech, his down-to-earth illustrations, biblical knowledge, and exemplary leadership clearly communicate the truth of God’s word.


His vision is to Evangelize the World, Educate the Saints and Edify the Body of Christ. Passionate about saving souls, Pastor May, “A Significant Voice of Christ” has crossed denominational barriers to influence the church with a relevant kingdom message.  The influence of his ministry continues to transform the lives of many as he continues to travel extensively throughout the United States and East Africa proclaiming the uncompromised Word of God.

Since 2007 Pastor May has served as Founder and President of Life Water, Inc., a nonprofit organization that focuses on education, enhancement, and empowerment. His focus is to direct programs and services that empower others by addressing issues on closing the educational gap, financial literacy, affordable housing and vocational training. Pastor May is a tireless administrator in creating innovative partnerships with small businesses, churches, elected officials and community leaders in the metropolitan Atlanta counties.


Through hard work and dedication to pursue excellence in education, Pastor May graduated from Beulah Heights University, Atlanta Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies.  He also earned a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Faith Theological Seminary in Tacoma, Washington, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Ministry.

Pastor May is married to LaTonje May.  They have four children, Porsha, Travis, Caleb and Jayla and currently reside in Henry County, Georgia.