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Dr. Clifford Ashe III

Dr. Clifford Ashe, III is the founder and Senior Pastor of DaySpring Ministries in Middletown, Pennsylvania.  The prime directive of this multi-cultural, multi-ethnic ministry is “Bringing People to Healing and Wholeness.”  Dr. Ashe effectively ministers to the diversity of the kingdom where he teaches and preaches God’s Word in his unique and robust style. 


Dr. Ashe is a graduate of Michigan State University.  He also attended Philadelphia College of the Bible and Geneva Collage where he served as an adjunct professor and consultant.  In 2005 he received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.   


He worked for several Fortune 100 companies in senior management prior to becoming a minister of the gospel.  His super power is taking people to the next level through training and promotions.  Countless people in the kingdom have benefited from his corporate experience and insight.  Pastor, and lay-leaders alike have sought out his expertise.  Many have referred to Dr. Ashe as a “man’s man” and a “pastor to pastors”.  He has conducted numerous workshops to enhance and improve the employment status and upward mobility of thousands. 


In keeping with his corporate training Pastor Ashe founded Higher Ground Ministries to help meet the needs, not only of DaySpring Ministries, but the need of churches looking to fulfill their Biblical mandates, one of which is supporting the pastor with intention.  He has remained relevant and cutting edge as a certified biblical counselor, inductive bible instructor, and well-known national and international speaker.  His message is contemporary, profound, energetic, delivered with life changing humor. He is bold in his declaration of God’s Word. 


Dr. Ashe is the Founder and President of Mighty Men of Valor Ministries of which The Mighty Men of Valor National Men’s Conference is the flagship.  It has been held annually for the past 19 years.  It is a platform for meeting the deeper needs of men as well as the inspiration for the Mighty Men of Valor movement charging men to move into their God defined destinies.  His passion is developing men who will change their world today and effect the next generation.  He uses his God-given ability of speaking into the lives of men, along with training materials and workshops to motivate and inspire men to become sold out to God.  His most recent initiative is Next Level, a life coaching ministry designed to help men maximize their potential.


Cliff has been married for 52 years to his high school sweetheart, Audree.  He is the proud father of two children, Michelle and Mark.

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