Karesse Clemons


Karesse Clemons

Innovative, creative, and progressive are only a few words to describe Karesse Clemons. Born to Lakechia Clemons and Willie Stewart in the city of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Karesse triumphed over poverty and exclusion in a number of different spaces.

Karesse Clemons holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently pursing his Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

He serves as the Founding President of Live Love Lead, a non-profit school-support organization.Clemons has founded a number of organizations including Live Love Lead, Global Connection of Young Ministers, K. Clemons Studios, and Black Nashville Honors.

In 2018, Karesse Clemons fully accepted his call to ministry and was licensed at the City of Grace Church (Friendship Missionary Baptist Church), under the direction of Pastor Frank D. Stevenson Sr. and Lady Lekita Stevenson. His initial sermon was entitled “The Fire was Devine”.


As a creative producer, Clemons has produced many television shows, podcasts, short films and documentaries that challenge social constructs and norms in the African-American culture.

Clemons has worked as an English teacher at Whites Creek High School in Nashville, Tennessee and for Live Nation Entertainment. During his time at Live Nation Clemons has worked for names such as Chris Brown, Common, Ledsi, Dave Mattews, Maxwell, and many more. Presently, Karesse Clemons is working to launch a media school and progressive school for minority students.



Media Kit




Previous Engagements

Pentecost Sunday Celebration, Global Connection of Young Ministers, 2019

They Don’t Hear Us, NECAT Network, 2019

7 Last Sayings, TSU Wesley Foundation, 2019

The Eddy Awards, Impact Network, 2019

Prophetic Summit, Prophetic Mantle Vision Fellowship, 2019

Secure the Bag, Tennessee State University, 2018

Initial Sermon, City of Grace Church, 2018

Honors + Awards

Best News Package (2nd Place), Associated Press, 2018

Mr. Honors, 2017-2018, Tennessee State University Dean‘s List, Tennessee State University

Three year graduate, Kenwood High School Tennessee Scholar, Kenwood High School

Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Honoree

Leadership Positions

Founding President, Live Love Lead, 2016-Present

Founder, Global Connection of Young Ministers, 2018

Campus Ministry Assistant, TSU Wesley Foundation, 2017-Present

Marketing Director, City of Grace Church, 2017-2019

Resident Assistant, Tennessee State University, 2016-2017

General Manager, TSU-TV 98, 2017-2018

Special Projects Manager, CMAP, 2017-2018

General Manager, WTST-The Blaze, 2016-2017


Projects + Credits

  • Put a Rubber on It (Podcast), Producer/Engineer/Host
  • Great Religious Debate (Podcast), Producer/Host
  • Real Hip-Hop Radio (Podcast), Producer/Engineer
  • Word on the Street (Podcast), Producer/Engineer
  • No Limits TV (Web Show), Producer/Director
  • Struggles & Secrets (Feature Film), Producer/Writer/Director
  • No Label Live (TV Show), Producer/Director
  • Emerging Sounds (TV Show), Producer/Writer/Host
  • Emerging Sounds Encore (TV Show), Producer
  • Can Church Leaders Be Gay (Documentary), Producer/Writer
  • World Views (Radio Show), Producer/Host
  • The Clique, (TV Show), Director
  • Homecoming Production Team, Coordinator
  • International Black Film Festival, Production Coordinator
  • Holy Deployment Conference, Coordinator
  • Struggles (mini-series), Producer/Writer
  • The Perfect Match (TV show), Producer/Casting Director
  • The Show (TV Show), Director
  • Sing it or Wing it (TV Show), Producer/Director
  • TSU-TV News 98 (Newscast), Producer
  • Morning Glory (Radio Show), Producer/Host
  • Concert Opening Act Auditions, Coordinator