Clifford Allen Potts was born in San Rafael, California in 1957. He was raised in the Catholic faith. As a teen, he explored the Protestant faith and led home Bible-study groups. In his early twenties, he was baptized into the Baptist Church where he ran an evangelical outreach program. Shortly after that, he went to work for Jews for Jesus in San Francisco, California and was ordained as a Baptist Minister. In 1984, disillusioned by the corporate mentality of the religious organizations, he withdrew from the active Christian lifestyle.
In 1990, he graduated third in his class from DeVry Institute of Technology with a degree in Telecommunications Management. He worked in the IT industry during the boom years of 1994 to 2000. During this time, as his family began to grow, he again became active in the Christian Community.
Through a series of trying events, he was forced to explore his own spirituality, and what it means to be a spiritual being in the current era. In 2003, at the request of a friend, he began writing a series of essays detailing what he knew to be true, what he had seen in the nation, and what is coming due to the current theological expression of the culture of neo-conservatism. Radicals, Religion, and Revelation is a collection of those essays, written from autumn of 2003 to late winter 2006.