The publishing ministries department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church exists to proclaim, through the printed and electronic media, the gospel of hope to the whole world.
Motto: “Bringing Hope Into Every Home.”
The department aims to:

  • Recruit, train, and motivate literature evangelists to live transformed lives in Christ.

  • Uplift and dignify people through better living - spiritually, physically, and socially- thus preparing them for the world to come.

  • Strengthen and equip everyone, through training, to share the good news of Jesus and His second coming.

  • Strengthen personal faith through the spiritual nurture that comes from sharing the light with others.

E. G. White says, "There are many places in which the voice of the minister cannot be heard, places which can be reached only by our publications, the books, papers, and tracts filled with the Bible truths that the people need." She has also reminded us that "This is the very work that God would have His people do at this time .... introducing our publications into families, conversing, and praying with and for them - is a good work." "Our canvassers are to be God's evangelists, going from house to house in out-of-the-way places and opening the Scriptures to those they meet." "God calls for workers from every church among us to enter His service as canvasser evangelists." (CM 6, 7, 39, 20)

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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.