Memorial Biographies of General Baptist Ministers
Rev. Minvil L. Clark
The Rev. M. L. Clark was born on a farm three miles north of Dixon, Kentucky. He was converted in 1937 and joined little Zion General Baptist Church; was licensed to preach in 1939, and was ordained to the full work of the ministry in 1940.
He has held pastorates in the following churches: New Macedona, Mt. Pleasant, Frederick's Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Beech Grove, Duvall's Chapel, and Pleasant Hope, all of Union Association, and Princeton Church, Princeton, Indiana, of Liberty Association.
He served Union Association as moderator in 1943, and as clerk of the Presbytery for four years.
He has preached 2200 sermons; witnessed 850 professions; received 250 members into the General Baptist Church; has conducted 73 revivals, in which the Lord has wonderfully blessed; has conducted 74 funerals, and married 24 couples.
He has served the denomination as moderator of the General Association in 1948, and as a member of the home Mission Board; he served on the foreign field as missionary to Saipan 1949 to 1952. There his labors were greatly blessed in the conversion of many of our boys in the service of the U.S.A.; of Filipinos, Chines, natives of the island, and many others.
Since his return he has served as Field Secretary for the Foreign Mission Board, and is at present teaching Missions in Oakland City College. He is Promotional Director of Organization for boys and young men in mission work, also dean of the Union Association Ministerial School.
He has been called to full-time pastorate of the Clay General Baptist church, Clay, Ky., starting September 1, 1953.
* - Source - History of Union Association of General Baptist 1840 - 1953
M.C. Mc Donald