Pastor Clarke

Rev. Dr. Gregory L. Clarke

Dr. Gregory L. Clarke, by Divine Appointment, in 1986, became the tenth pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama. He is a skilled administrator with Bible Centered convictions, a compassionate spirit, as well as, an anointed preacher/teacher. Beyond the church, Dr. Clarke has established for the community a Food Pantry and Meal-on-Wheels to serve the needy; a Senior Citizens Recreation Center for activity daily with seniors; Senior Apartments for independent living seniors; a Prison Ministry for the incarcerated and a weekly Television Broadcast for the shut-in. 

Honors Include:

  • Pastor of a Mega Church
  • Author
  • Superintendant of a Private Christians School System
  • Former President of a Federal Credit Union
  • Former President of a Community Payment Center
  • Former President of Senior Housing Complex
  • Former Owner of Clarke Company Mortgage Company, Inc.
  • Recipient of F.B.I. ” Community Service Award”
  • Recipient of NAACP “Medgar Evers Economic Empowerment Award”

Studies Include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree-Birmingham Southern College (Finance Major)
  • Post Graduate -Harvard University, School of Divinity-Summer Leadership Institute
  • Post Graduate-Boston University, School of Theology-Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence Program (Two year study program)

Despite numerous responsibilities, Dr. Clarke is a devoted husband (Regina) and father of four children and eight grandchildren.


Purchase his book online:

Light Will Make Rats Run

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For speaking engagements, call 205-925-9393 or submit a request below: