Clifton Clarke


Dr. Clarke, President of the Alliance of Black Pentecostal Sholarsn taught theology at the University of Nottingham for five years before moving to Ghana as a Professor of theology in various theological institutions. He  was a member of the founding team that built Pan Africa Christian University College in Accra, Ghana where he served as a Professor and Dean from 2002 – 2007. In 2008 he was appointed Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Regent University before accepting the position as the Associate Dean of the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies and professor of Black Church Studies. Currently  Clarke is the Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church in Simi Valley California. His published works include Islamic Dilemma: A Pentecostal Response to Global Islamic Jihad, Pentecostal Theology in Africa, and  Christology: Jesus in Post-Missionary African Christianity. 


He gained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nottingham (UK), his Master’s Degree from the University of Derby (UK) in Religious Pluralism and his Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK).


Skin Deep: Pentecostalism, Racism and the Church