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This week's Episode: Overlooked Leader: The Overlooked Leader: Overlooked by Others. Handpicked by God. highlights the Overlook leader and helps them build their platform and gain visibility.
Today's Guest - Bishop Thomas Arthur Clark, IV
Bishop Clark was born on August 9, 1971, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Bishop Dr. Thomas A. Clark, Jr. and Elder Patricia O. Clark. In 1985, he graduated from Mars Hill School in Chicago as valedictorian of his eighth-grade class. Thomas then attended and graduated from Chicago's prestigious Albert G. Lane Technical High School. He accepted the call of God to preach the Gospel in August of 1988 while a member of Faith Deliverance Christian Center in Chicago under his father's pastorate.
In 1994, upon earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Thomas returned to Chicago. He became very active in the youth ministry of the church. He was appointed as Youth Pastor in April 1995. He has attended numerous classes, seminars, and workshops on Christian Education, Church Development, and Leadership Development, to name a few. Through his studies, Thomas has earned various certificates of completion and a Christian Education Diploma.
Thomas is currently the proud pastor of World Deliverance Christian Center of Bellwood, IL. God led him and his father to organize in January of 2011, upon the merger of the churches they were respectively pastoring. In 2012, The Fellowship of Kingdom Builders became part of Faith Tabernacle Outreach Ministries (FTOM) under Bishop Dr. Herbert Bright of Plainfield, NJ. In May of 2017, Thomas was appointed as First-Vice Presiding Bishop of FTOM. In 2019, Thomas was conferred and hooded with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian University of Jacksonville, FL. He is currently studying to obtain a Master's in Missional Church Movements from the esteemed Wheaton College of Wheaton, IL.
Bishop Clark's Podcast: Taclark4ministries Podcast
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Bishop Clark's Blog: https://www.taclark4ministries.com/
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Purchas Bishop Clark's book: Bloom Where God Has Planted You: It Is Time To Fulfill Your God-given Purpose