City Pastor Is New Heritage Ministries Director Of Pastoral Care

Bishop Leecroft Clarke has been named the new director of pastoral care at Heritage Ministries. He is also the lead pastor of Healing Word Ministries Church of God in Jamestown.

Heritage Ministries has named Bishop Leecroft Clarke as its new director of pastoral care.

Having moved to the United States from Jamaica at the age of 18, Clarke is an ordained bishop with the Church of God of Cleveland, Tenn., and the lead pastor of Healing Word Ministries Church of God in Jamestown, NY.

Upon relocating to the Jamestown area 24 years ago, he served as a business development manager at MRC/SKF and later held positions as senior account manager and sales manager at TitanX Engine Cooling for nearly 10 years. Additionally, he held various engineering and project leadership roles at The Torrington Company in Connecticut for over 12 years.

Clarke holds a bachelor of engineering and a master of business administration, and he is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree at Northeastern Seminary. His community service includes serving as the project director of the Chautauqua County Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Coalition, chairing the Addiction Response Ministry of Chautauqua County, co-chairing the Racial Reconciliation Taskforce of Chautauqua County, serving as a past board member for the HOPE Chautauqua Coalition, and as a past member of the ESPRI Taskforce. He is also an original member of The Better Place Board of Directors in Jamestown and has mentored leaders in numerous community organizations.

Heritage Ministries officials said they see Clarke’s experience in pastoral care as an essential part of its operation and vital to the well-being of all personnel associated with its organization. TPastoral Care Ministry at Heritage Ministries is designed to meet all staff, residents, and their family members’ spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs.

Clark and his wife, Rosemarie, are the parents of a daughter, Elyse.


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