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Pastor Clark is a native of Cleveland County, and he is the proud son of the late Willie Melton Clark and Julia Smith. He is one of four siblings. He is married to the former Mary Wright and they have three children, Devon W. Reeves (Fred), Christopher, and Melvin, Jr.
Religious and Community Affiliations
In May 2009, Reverend Melvin Lewis Clark was called as Pastor of Washington Missionary Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina. It is with grace and mercy that he was called to be the Shepherd. As a dedicated and active servant of God in the community, Pastor Clark has served on numerous boards and held many offices in both the Ebenezer Missionary and the Gaston County Baptist Associations, which include the following: He was parliamentarian and second vice moderator of the Gaston County Baptist Association, chairperson of the Ministerial and Pastoral Council of the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Association. Under the leadership of Reverend Billy D. Houze, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lawndale, North Carolina, He was an associate minister and assisted in church administration. While in the military, he served as a deacon and a trustee under the leadership of Elder Alvin Shepard, at Patch Baptist Church in Stuttgart, Germany. Formally, he was the pastor of Friendly Hill Baptist Church, Lake Wiley, South Carolina. Reverend Clark was elected Omega Man of the Year in 2010, and former president- emeritus of the Cleveland County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a member of the Cleveland County Partnership for Change. Presently, he is a professor of religion at Cleveland Community College.
Military Honors and Career
He served his country honorably in the military for thirteen years in both the North Carolina National Guard and the United States Army. He was awarded several medals and accommodations. As an entrepreneur, he has established several businesses and is the founder of CLG Builders Incorporated.
After graduating from Burns High School in 1980, he attended Central Texas College and Maryland University in Darmstadt, Germany. In 2004, he earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, with majors in Religious Education and Business Administration respectively. In 2010, he received a master’s degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the M. Christopher White School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University. Presently, he is pursuing two additional master’s degrees in Psychology. Pastor Clark is enrolled at Gordon-Cornwell University, Boston, Massachusetts. His goal is to become a licensed professional counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Vision and Dreams
Pastor Clark is a visionary with a contemporary message about a progressive God! As expressed in Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Therefore, he believes that under the divine leadership of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with much determination, dreams can be achieved! It is with excitement and anticipation that he embraces Vision 2019, the completion of the new church facilities. He believes...“Nothing about me matters except I have be born into the family of Jesus the Christ and washed in the blood of the Lamb. I am called with a purpose for this present age to deliver a message from the King, designed to empower the believer, to enhance Christian living, and erode the foundation of hell!
Reverend Melvin L. Clark
Reverend Mary Clark
Devon Reeves, Daughter
Melvin Clark, Jr., Son
“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”