Supterindent Willie E. Clark, Jr. and Missionary Gail Clark has traveled far and near extensively proclaiming the Good News of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Their message has provided people with the tools necessary for deliverance, healing, and salvation. Since the beginning of their ministry together, God has revealed His glory through them and thousands of people have been saved and impacted. Pastor Clark was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS and Missionary Gail Clark was born and raised in Poplarville, MS. They both attended college at Pearl River Community College and that is where they met and feel in love. Later they were joined in holy matrimony on January 14, 1975. They were blessed with 4 children: Shalawn, Edward (Latorya), Nicole (Chris), & Sonyetta. They have five grandchildren: Christian, Tiffany, Ramiyah, Ivan and Alanah.
Supt. Clark accepted his call to ministry in September of 1976, and was ordained as Elder in 1981 by Bishop Davis. He began pastoring at St. Matthew C.O.G.I.C. in 1981. After serving many years there, he was appointed as superintendent of the Louisville District. While being faithful to the call, his wife continued to be a prayer warrior for him and the ministry. Later he was appointed as pastor of Nicholson Temple C.O.G.I.C. in 1995; while serving there he was appointed as superintendent of the Hattiesburg East District & 2nd Executive Administrative Assistant to Bishop A. V. Jordan. During this time Missionary. Gail Clark was appointed over the Superintendent Wives’ and both of them continue to work diligently in their capacity. Under his leadership, Nicholson Temple Church has grown, expanded, & continues to progress.
God continues to increase their ministry endeavors at many levels. He has touched many lives in his community as well. He has served as the Chairman of the Pine Belt Mission Mississippi, Chaplain for the Forrest County D. A. Office and the Chairman of the Board of Commissioner for the Housing Authority for the City of Hattiesburg. He and his wife has established educational programs, addiction & disease awareness programs, feeding programs, and clothing programs for the hungry & homeless.
With their guidance of the Holy Spirit and the love of God, they have been given the strength to have compassion for the children of the Most High; a famous quote says it best: “They love you enough, not to lie to you.” Sometimes hard to understand, their love for God; makes them give God’s people what they need to enrich their lives for Godly service.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 KJV