"In my Father's house are many mansions...
      I go to prepare a place for you...
         I will come back and take you to be with me..."
John 14:1-4

Lessons From The Pulpit
Bible Gateway
Bradley Joseph (B. J.) Clarke was born in Canton, Illinois, the son of Ted and Sherrie Clarke. His father is also a Gospel preacher, and educator of preachers. B. J. Clarke attended Noblesville High School (Noblesville, Indiana) and was voted by his classmates to be the male student most likely to succeed. After graduating in 1979, brother Clarke attended Freed-Hardeman College (now University) and received a B.S. degree in Bible. In 1985, he was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. He earned an M. A. in New Testament Text from Freed-Hardeman University in 1997. In 2006, he was named an honorary alumnus of the Memphis School of Preaching.

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 programs.

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, Arkansas.

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 - http://www.msop.org/




Memphis School of Preaching

Sermon Title Action

Back To The Bible


Back to the Basics of What Life is All about


Back to the Cross of Christ.


Back to the Church You Read About in the Bible


Back to the way that is right and cannot be wrong


Prepared for the Future

*These sermons taught at Forest Hill church of Christ from Sep. 27, 2009 to Sep. 30, 2009