Pastor Eric D. Clarke was born in the Bahamas. He graduated in 1976 from the leading public school at the time, the Government High School.
The pursuit of his College education took him to the island of Jamaica where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the Northern Caribbean University [formerly West Indies College].
In 1992, Pastor Clarke completed a Master’s degree from Andrew’s University in Berrien Spring, Michigan.
He has been a full-time minister with the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day Adventist for the past 27 years. During the past five years, he served in the number two position as Executive Secretary of the Bahamas Conference. In June 2008, he was elected as the President of the Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Pastor Clarke has done extensive work among the Nation’s youth especially during his 10-year stint as the National Youth Director for the Conference. He also served the Bahamas as Communications director and chaired the organizing committee for the Centennial Celebrations of Adventism in the Bahamas.
He has served as a volunteer member of the Bahamas National Drug Council, Prison Fellowship Bahamas, and on the Bahamas National Scholarships Committee of the Ministry of Education. Up until his departure, Pastor Clarke was a current member of the Youth Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Youth and a member of the Juvenile Panel for our Country.
He is a Marriage Office and a Justice of the Peace for the past 20 years for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
His wife Patrice was in charge of the Country’s Adolescent Health Program. She is a Registered Nurse [27 years], Registered Midwife, Sister and Nursing Officer in the Ministry of Health.
Pastor and Mrs. Clarke have 3 teenage children: a son, Daran, [age 18], studying at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica; daughters, Dannia, [age 14] and Danesha [age 13], both of whom are currently enrolled in the historic Cayman Academy.
The Cayman Islands is proud to welcome the new president of the Cayman Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists to our beautiful shores. He succeeds Pastor Wilton McDonald who did an excellent job in a short time as President during the interim following Pastor Thompson’s departure.
Pastor Clarke comes with a wealth of experience and he will use this also as Education director of the Conference.