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Meet The First Family

Apostle, Dr. Andrew D. Clark, Sr.

Dr. Andrew D. Clark, Sr., is the electrifying, anointed Sr. Pastor of Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC housed at 12002 Ashbury Rd, and Holy Trinity Church and Cultural Arts Center housed at 7209 Woodland Ave. Cleveland, Ohio.


Both houses of worship are respectively located on Cleveland’s northeast and southeast sides.  Dr. Clark’s Pastoral leadership has positioned him to implement innovative ways to reach, teach and inspire the community locally and globally to Uganda and Kenya. 

His heart continually focuses on the development of people through various creative activities.  He is assured that through opportunities people are inspired to be the very best that they can be.  Dr. Clark’s concentrated center of interest is the Spiritual health, wealth and education of all of God’s people!

Dr. Clark is the founder and chief facilitator of the Federation of Network Ministries, a collaboration of faith-based organizations whose mission is to engage in urban renewal strategies that addresses Education, Crime Prevention, Family, Financial Literacy, Home Ownership, Economic Development and Health and Wellness.

Dr. Clark is the founder and chief facilitator of the Pentecostal Political Social Action Committee (PPSAC) whose mission is directed towards governmental affairs engagement targeting the involvement of Pentecostal Churches.  PPSAC during the year will host various forums in a “Town Hall” setting, addressing local and national concerns that impacts urban communities.  

Dr. Clark is a past Board President of the Cleveland Housing Network, an organization that is made up of better than 21 community development corporations across the city of Cleveland’s East and west side neighborhoods.  This organization’s primary goal is to address the challenges in providing affordable housing across the city of Cleveland!  Our well documented “Lease purchase” program has served as a national model for homeowners. 

Dr. Clark was appointed by Bishop Edward T. Cook to serve as the Ohio North First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of the C.O.G.I.C, Charles E. Blake Ministry Initiatives Coordinator!  This position allows Dr. Clark to assist better than 100 churches statewide in formulating urban initiative strategies for their particular communities.  Dr. Clark served as special advisor to the National Urban Initiatives of the COGIC under the leadership of Bishop Edwin Bass. 

Dr. Clark is a founding member the Cleveland Clergy Alliance, an organization that is made up with a broad base of ecumenical leaders across Northeast Ohio.  The primary purpose of this organization addresses senior care in our urban centers.  

 

Dr. Clark and his wife, Dr. Michele Clark, does a weekly broadcast call “Peaches and the Pastor”! This broadcast addresses relationships within the body of Christ with special emphasis on marriage! 

Dr. Clark serves as overseer and special advisor of The Family First Village and Childcare center, that is lead by his wife, Dr. Michele Clark-located in the heart of one of Cleveland’s hardest hit communities!  This center provides a series of holistic programming for the near 200 families that are served on a daily basis!

Dr. Clark is the founder of the first urban theater district located in the heart of Cleveland’s urban community!  This theater, places emphasis on African American plays and productions from fashion, visual, music, and comedy.  Dr. Clark is now working with major leaders in creating a full urban arts/theater district that will cover a 1-mile radius.

 

Dr. Clark is the founder and Chief Apostle over the Worldwide Ecumenical Family in Missions (WEFIM).  WEFIM directives are surrounding our world missions, and church organizing outside the U.S.A.  Currently, Dr. Clark has organized churches in Uganda and Kenya. 

Dr. Clark has worked the majority of his life in the area Social Justice and have led multiple events and protests surrounding issues regarding Mass Incarceration, Human Sex Trafficking, Gun Violence, Police Reform, Gun Reduction, Schools to Prison Pipeline, Homelessness, juvenile detention, Immigration and Domestic Violence.  Dr. Clark has been recognized as the “Stop the Violence” Pastor.   

Dr. Clark is a lifetime member of the NAACP, Vice President of the National Action Network (Cleveland Chapter), and recipients of several awards and honors that are too many to mention.

Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr. is married to Dr. Michele Clark. Dr. Clark is the youngest of six children from the union of the late Pastor Walter and Elect Mother: Missionary Jessie Clark.  Dr. Clark is a proud product of the Cleveland Public Schools, graduating with honors from Cleveland East High in 1979; graduate of University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with a minor in “Urban Studies” 1983; and in 2011 received a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies, and in 2013 received his Doctorate in Theology both from North Carolina College of Theology.  Dr. Clark is a Master Bible instructor, weekly teaching a class called “Bible Dynamics”, an interactive learning model to spiritual wealth and education!

Special interest of Dr. Clark is in music (Master Drummer), health and wellness, traveling with Lady Clark, outdoors, boating and enjoying a nice, cooked meal by his wife!

First Lady, Dr. Michele Clark

Dr. Michele Clark is the First Lady of Trinity Outreach Ministries COGIC and Holy Trinity Church and Cultural Arts Center alongside her loving husband, Senior Pastor, Apostle Dr. Andrew D. Clark, Sr.

 

Earning her Doctorate in Biblical Counseling, Masters and Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies from North Carolina School of Theology, Dr. Clark loves serving all people and is affectionately known to her community as "The Spiritual Cheerleader."

 

Lady Michele is President of Barclay-Jones Realty, and the Founder of Family First Childcare and Enrichment Center and Family First Village, managing staff in providing the daily care of more than 180 children and families. She created the publication Family For Life Magazine to give a voice to children who aged out of foster care and provides inspiration and resources to communities all over the world to thrive in their purpose. Lady Michele is the visionary and founder of "Trinity Fashion Fair" an explosive array of fashion, cosmetics and etiquette expressions for today's phenomenal woman and distinguished man.
 

She studied Fashion Merchandising at Virginia Marti College, Real Estate at Hondros College and earned a Bachelors of Liberal Arts Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. A flight attendant with United Airlines based out of Chicago, she later joined the family-owned business as a third generation Real Estate Professional, heading a 400-million-dollar land acquisition project to build the Windermere Rapid Station Complex in East Cleveland, Ohio.

She received the Cleveland Area Board of Real Estate Brokers Multi-Million Dollar Producer award 5 years in a row, the Integrity” award for Real Estate, was listed as an Urban Pioneer in local newspapers of Northeast Ohio and was nominated for the Shaker Heights Landmark award for her excellent revitalization work in the city. She acquired properties proposed to serve people in need, using one of to house Veterans after being approved through the certification process with the Veterans Administration’s Community Residential Care Program.

Certified through Christian Family Homes of Ohio, Lady Michele provided a therapeutic foster home to children until alternative adoptive housing became available. Her home was also a place of refuge to young girls and teen mothers with children. Dr. Clark attended Ashland Seminary’s Healing Care Program where she received a "Certification in Formational Prayer and Healing Care.”

 

She has owned and operated several childcare centers and has provided consultation for local churches and business owners on how to do the same. She created and operated the beloved Kidz Mealz on Wheelz children’s meal service that provided meals and inspirational quotes to hundreds daily for several charter schools around Northeast Ohio.

Lady Michele is mother to many, and has three biological children that remain the apple of her eye. Her husband is THE love of her life! They enjoy traveling, comedy, dancing, fashion and interior design. Her natural heroes are her parents and spiritual hero is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

For more info, please visit www.TrinityOutreachCogic.org and www.FamilyFirstCle.com.

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