John-Clay most likely hunted with his family growing up, and also participated in recreational shooting.
At some point while he was young, John-Clay most likely participated in a Journey to the Heart, a Christian retreat for teens and young adults to spend time focused on God.
Along with his siblings, John-Clay was homeschooled in the Institute of Basic Life Principles program and attended the yearly conferences in Big Sandy, Texas.
John-Clay married Sarah Faith Ferraro on August 22, 2015.
The couple's first son, Eric Steadfast, was born in June 19, 2016.
Their second son, Samuel John, was born in September 26, 2017.
Their third son, Joseph Byford was born on October 15, 2019.