On September 24,
1983, he married his college sweetheart, Tish, the former Tamela
Suzanne Hall. They have three children: Daniel, Holly, and Michael. He
and his wife Tish have conducted a number of weekend marriage
seminars. Sister Clarke is also a regular speaker on Ladies. Day
B. J. Clarke delivered his first sermon at age 9. He began full time
preaching in 1983, and has preached in 25 states, in numerous youth
rallies, gospel meetings, and lectureships. He has preached for local
congregations in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. For 16 years, he
served as a preacher for the Southaven church of Christ, Southaven,
Mississippi. During that time he edited the POWER magazine, directed
the annual POWER lectureship, and edited the annual lectureship book.
He presently serves the Highway 77 church of Christ in Marion,
In 1987, brother Clarke held a public debate on Baptism and Apostasy.
He is the author of one book, A Closer Look At Promise Keepers. He has
participated in two nationwide Gospel meetings, (GBN at the Ryman, and
GBN at the Tivoli) which were nationally televised by satellite by the
Gospel Broadcasting Network. He is also one of the speakers on the
nationally televised program The Everlasting Gospel, a weekly feature
of the GBN television program Good News Today, which airs daily on
DISH Network, Channel 9407, 11 a.m.-Noon). Brother Clarke also
contributed to the Searching For Truth DVD, which is used as a
personal evangelism tool.
Brother Clarke was a member of the adjunct faculty of the East
Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions from 1989-1990. In the fall
of 2006, he became a member of the faculty at the Memphis School of
Preaching, where he presently serves as an Instructor, and as Dean of
Admissions. Brother Clarke teaches Bible Geography, a course on
Premillennialism, and textual courses on 28 of the 39 books of the Old
Testament. He also teaches in the 3rd year program offered by MSOP.
Brother Clarke is the director of FOUNDATIONS, a weeklong annual
training camp for young men (13-18 years old), conducted on the campus
of the Memphis School of Preaching.
* Borrowed from Memphis School of Preaching -