"Bishop Clarence E. McClendon was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and began preaching at age fifteen. He assumed his first pastorate position at age nineteen and today, serves as the Senior Pastor of Full Harvest International Church, a growing global, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual congregation located in the South Bay area of California. Responding to the call to take "the whole gospel to the whole world for mankind's whole deliverance", Bishop McClendon hosts conferences and crusades throughout the world. Regionally the Clarence E. McClendon South Bay Miracle, Prayer and Healing Crusades draw believers and non-believers alike, to share in the apostolic, prophetic, and healing ministry of Bishop McClendon. .....
"..... Bishop McClendon was consecrated to the bishopric in 1997. He currently serves as the Third Presiding Bishop of Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, where he is responsible for overseeing Regional Bishops throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition, he has served and accepted seats with several interdenominational and ecclesiastical organizations, where he has built a reputation as a force for reconciliation and harmony across ethnic, denominational, generational, and geographical lines. ....."
Summarized from the bishopmcclendon.com entry on "Bishop Clarence E. McClendon's Biography;" Clarence E. McClendon Ministries
" "After 16 years of marriage (and four children) "Bishop" Clarence McClendon announced his divorce from wife Tammera with the following statement to Charisma New Service:
'McClendon said that he had married at 18 "for all the wrong reasons.
" He added: "The only reason [it] lasted as long as it did was because we both loved God. [Tammy] just made a decision about what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. I'm sad to say we are completely divorced."'
He added ""I have a calling to preach, not to be married. My calling is between my heavenly Father and myself. It doesn't affect my ministry."
"..... It seems that his calling to "preach, not to be married" changed however when he married Priscilla Delgado of Los Angeles only seven days after his divorce from Tammera was finalized. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Earl Paulk who was supposedly providing spiritual counselling to McClendon at the time.
"McClendon's ex wife tells a different story. According to Tammera her husband had wanted out of the marriage for the last five years.
"I didn't want a divorce," Tammera told Charisma. "When I
finally said yes to Clarence, he asked me to file because it
would look bad if he divorced me-which could hurt his
Summarized from the apostasywatch.com entry on "Bishop Clarence McClendon P.H.D.;" Steve Lumbley 2004 www.apostasywatch.com