About the House of God
Apostle T. E. Clark Jr.
Born October 24, 1944 to Thomas Clark and Magdalene Clark in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother Magdalene Clark is an ordained evangelist in the House of God. She received her call to preach at the age of seven years old. The Lord passed the legacy down from mother to son to continue the work of the ministry of the gospel.
Apostle Clark lived with his grandmother from elementary school until graduation from high school. Living with his grandmother in his formative years proved to be a strong spiritual influence in shaping his spiritual values. Those early childhood observations of his grandmother’s holiness lifestyle made an indelible impression upon him.
After graduation from high school in 1963 Clark enrolled in the Art Academy of Cincinnati to pursue a B.F.A degree. It was during that time the Lord begun to implement a master plan in his life. In 1965 he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in his dorm room. He married Frances Carol Brown in the fall of 1966. Shortly after their marriage the Lord called him to the ministry. God redirected his life toward ministry in the fall semester of 1966 and inspired him to withdraw from the Art Academy in his senior year and return to Lexington, Kentucky. His first sermon was preached in 1967. Later he went on the serve in a variety of positions in the local church, including: first youth Junior Church pastor, Missionary Department President, Assistant Pastor, Associate Pastor and was ultimately appointed pastor of Temple No.1 Lexington in 1991.
He was one of the original founders of the Kentucky College of Contemporary Religion. During 1983 he was appointed Vicar Bishop and was ordained as Bishop in 1991. In 1996 he developed the first annual House of God Pastors Conference. From 1994 to 2004 he held the office of Junior Chief Apostle and he is currently the Assistant Chief Apostle of the House of God. In addition to his church related responsibilities he is professional artist and has exhibited widely. He was employed by Kentucky State University as Director of University Graphics from 1983-2005.
Apostle Thomas Clark and Lady Frances Clark have been married forty two years. They have three children and two grandchildren.