Cleve was raised in Prattville, Alabama. He holds a B.A. in Speech Communication from Troy University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He entered the ministry in 2004 while attending college in Troy. Before joining Eastmont in 2016, he served as a student pastor and music minister in Chilton County. Cleve and his wife, Jenny, were married in 2009. They have two sons, Jackson (2012) and Davis (2015). Cleve has a passion for teaching the Word of God with relevancy in order to encourage individuals to know Christ and find their place in Christ’s church. In addition to this, Cleve is a fan of Alabama football and Braves baseball.