Biography of: Elder James L. Clarke, Sr.
Elder James L. Clarke, Sr. is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Power of Praise Bible Way Church of our Lord Jesus Christ located in Hopewell, Virginia. In 1986, Pastor Clarke received a word from the Lord "The time is now, GO FORTH." Paastor Clarke's vision for Power of Priase is to "Make followers into leaders, to fulfill their potential!"
Pastor Clarke was saved at the age of 24 and received his foundational training at Calvary Temple (then Mt. Calvary) Church of our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, Inc. under the pastorship of Bishop (now Apostle) Wesley M. Taylor, Sr.
Pastor Clarke attended Voorhees Jr. College, New York Church of Christ, Marilyn Hickey Ministries, and Virginia Institute of Biblical Studies under the leadership of the late Dr. Lawerence Christian.
Pastor Clarke is the husband of First Lady Linda Clarke and the father wo adult sons; James Clarke, Jr. "Ray Ray" and Jamar Clarke and the grand-father of two boys; Jayshuan Clarke and James Clarke, III and he has one daughter-in-law, Tracey Clarke.
Pastor Clarke is a praying man with a pursuit for the Word of God. His favorite scripture is Psalms 91:1 "He who dwells in the secret place shall abide under the shadow of the almighty."
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