ADVENTIST CHAPLAINCY MINISTRIES
Adventist chaplaincy ministries (ACM) is the liaison office with organizations using chaplains in church-related or public institutions. ACM supports Adventist clergy who are called to campus, community, corrections, healthcare, military, or work-place chaplaincy ministries. The ACM provides pastoral care and religious resources to enhance the spiritual well being of Seventh-day Adventists members and the community.
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Pastor Eric D. Clarke was born in Mt. Thompson on the island of Exuma in The Bahamas to Mr. Albert [deceased] and Mrs. Letticia Clarke. After completing high school in the Bahamas, he matriculated at West Indies College (now Northern Caribbean University) in Mandeville, Jamaica, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology in 1981. In 1993, he graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a Master of Arts degree in Religion.

Since entering full-time ministry in 1981, Pastor Clarke has served the Adventist Church in the Bahamas for 31 years as church pastor, conference communication director, conference youth director, and conference executive secretary. In addition, Pastor Clarke spent four years (2008-2012) in the Cayman Islands, serving as the president and education director of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

His contribution to the Bahamian community has included volunteering as a member of the Bahamas National Drug Council, Prison Fellowship Bahamas, the Ministry of Tourism’s People-to-People program, and the Ministry of Education’s scholarship committee. He also served as deputy chair of the National Youth Advisory Committee and currently sits on the Juvenile Panel for the Bahamas. He is a trained chaplain with the Ministry of Health, a marriage officer, and a justice of the peace.

Pastor Clarke’s love for evangelism has taken him to England, Nairobi, the USA, and the islands of the Caribbean.

In December 2015, Pastor Clarke was elected to the position of youth, personal ministries, and stewardship director for the Atlantic Caribbean Union comprised of the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Pastor Clarke’s spouse, Patrice, is a registered nurse, midwife, and nursing sister. They have 3 adult children: Daran, Dannia, and Danesha.