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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.
Public campus ministries (PCM) is a service offered to Seventh-day Adventist students and professionals studying at non-Adventist schools and colleges/universities. Its major goal is to provide students with fellowship, encouragement, and intellectual support so that they may be able to deal with the challenges resulting from their faith and faithfully persevere in the truths of the Bible.

Ministry Priorities

  • Encouraging a personal devotional life in order to keep a close relationship with Jesus and training students to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Leadership development through an ongoing training about the structures and ministries in the church.
  • Nurturing a commitment to get involved in different ways of doing evangelism.
  • Promoting balanced and varied activities for Seventh-day Adventist youth that may drive them to commit to serve the church and the community both at a local level and with a worldwide vision.