C.L. Holley Ministries Inc. 

Comfort and Encouragement 

Who We Are

CL Holley Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry that offers inspirational events, sessions, and training for adults and youth. The ministry conducts both non-religious (public schools, libraries, etc) and Christian based (churches, faith based organizations, etc) events.

These events focus on helping individuals overcome tragedy and strengthen their faith. To see a list of sessions and training and how they can benefit your organization, see the proper information tab on this website. 

A Ministry Birthed

The ministry was birthed four years after the tragic death of Torrell, the thirteen-year-old son of CL Holley. Struggling with deep depression and despair, CL noticed the lack of spiritual based teaching regarding depression and despair. CL received his masters of biblical counseling and used the knowledge and his personal experience to develop inspirational sessions and training for multiple age groups.

How it all began

"I trusted you Lord and You let me down!" Those were my hate-filled words to God immediately after the tragic death of my thirteen-year-old son. My wife and I collapsed into each other's arms as we stood over his lifeless body on the hospital gurney.

Overcoming the Pain

We were Christians and we loved the Lord, but we weren't prepared for the days, weeks, and months that followed. The heartache, pain, and deep dark depression took its toll and our family was on the verge of total breakdown.

I was in the fight of my life with God, choosing to withdraw my heart from Him out of anger. My wife struggled with the motherly pain of losing her firstborn son whom she adored. Just when we thought our faith had failed and our joy had been lost forever, God reached down, pulled our feet out of the miry clay, and placed us on a solid rock.

Four years after the tragedy, the Lord gave us a comfort and encouragement ministry to give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.