Colin Clarke Sr. the son of the late Deacon Herbert and Mavis Clarke was baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost at a young age. He migrated to the United States in 1984, where he joined his wife Sharon Clarke. Through this union, they were blessed to produce two children, Sherone and Colin Jr. He is a graduate from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and an Associate Degree from Community College of Philadelphia. He has acquired several certifications in developmental courses such as Business Professional Program (2 years), Critical Conversation: Having the “Hard-to-Have” Discussion, Leadership Skill for Today’s Workforce, Successful Communication, Teambuilding Skills, Managing People through Motivation, Psychology and Counseling which he utilizes both professionally and spiritually.
He has done several courses in Biblical Studies, such as Homiletic, Expository Preaching (The Importance of Expository Preaching, Planning Your Preaching, The Role of The Holy Spirit in Expository Preaching, and Communication in Preaching), Topical Preaching, Textual Preaching, and Christian Counseling.
Pastor Colin Clarke
He served as a Minister from 1982 – 1998 under several ministries, namely Bible Way Apostolic Church Kingston Jamaica, Grace Community Temple Philadelphia, PA., Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church Philadelphia PA., and True United Apostolic Church in Philadelphia, PA. In 1998 he was promoted to the office of an Elder at True United Apostolic Church, where he served until 2003 after which he was promoted to the office of Senior Elder. While at True United Church for over 20 years of service and dedication he participated in the executive decisions and the day to day activities concerning the growth and development of the church, oversee the Men’s Ministry, was Co-Leader for the Married Couples Ministry and a Mentor to the Young Men of the church.
He is a man of God with solid character and anointed gifts. His focus is changing life for the better with the motto “To Impact and Improve”. A soul stirring preacher would best describe one of the awesome characteristics in this man of God. Some of his prominent messages are “It’s Only a Test”, “Panic or Pray” “Raise the Praise”, ‘The Ball is in your Court”, “Don’t Cry over Spilt Milk”, “Show Me Your Glory”, “Faith in Despair”, “Fit To Fight”, “Hope In The Midst Of Adversity, “Can You Worship In The Fire?” and most recently “God is Faithful”. He is also an excellent teacher of the word and his unique teaching style ushers warmth to his listeners as he speaks and encourages from a concerned and personal approach.
His knowledge and love for the Word of God is evident and is revealed in his ability to memorize and exegete scriptures and apply them to life’s circumstances. Colin’s love for God’s word has earned him a compilation of literature and books whose pages are worn from their constant usage. He believes that reading is paramount and his love for reading has allowed him to be an effective preacher and teacher.
Under the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit he has now answered the call to the Pastorate of Shepherd’s Heart Ministry, where he and his wife is endeavoring to preach, teach and show God’s people what it means to have compassion, care and courage while living a victorious life in God. His favorite scripture is Psalms 3:3 “But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head”.