Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr.
Assistant Director, Life Education and Resource Network
Pastor Childress, along with his wife Regina, founded the Eutychus Mission, a ministry designed to provide continued rehabilitation and assistance to recently released juvenile detention detainees back into the mainstream of society in 1997. Essex County Executive James Treffinger honored Pastor Childress’ faithful and effective work at the Essex County Juvenile Detention Center by installing him as a Chaplain in October of 1998. He founded the Celebration of Life Day Care Center, which provides loving Christian care for children from infancy to 5 years of age in November of 1998.
In August of 1999, he was appointed President of the Life Education And Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.) in Northeast Region. He was a chief organizer of the “Say So” March to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Pastor Childress was awarded the Community Service Award by the Montclair Chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. for his dedicated work in the community in November 2006.
Pastor Childress began broadcasting “The Urban Prophet” taking the pro-life pro-family message into the urban areas in May 2001. He birthed the Pro-life website Blackgenocide.org. This website was designed to reach the Afro-American Community with the truth about abortion.
In 2003, Pastor Childress was appointed a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council of Washington, DC.
In March of 2003, Pastor Childress was appointed to the Board of The Center For Bio Ethical Reform. The Center For Bio Ethical Reform Is A National Group that is dedicated in educating the nation and foreign countries on the rights of the unborn.
In January 2004, Pastor Childress was appointed President of the Montclair African American Clergy Association (MAACA).
In April of 2004, in response to the NAACP endorsement of the Pro-choice rally Pastor Childress led a group of 150 pro-child African Americans to Washington Dc to counter demonstrate the Pro-Choice March.
The Board Of Directors of LEARN appointed Rev. Childress Assistant to The National Director of The Life Education And Resource Network in 2005.
On January 23rd, 2005 Pastor Childress having been recommended by his peers and approved by the Board of Scholars of the National Clergy Council of Washington DC in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church –USA, received The Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Divinity.
Rev. Childress authored his first book “No Shepherd’s Cry. Pastor Childress and his book was featured on the 700 Club hosted by CBN’s Pat Robertson in 2006.
Pastor Childress is married to Regina Childress and has four children: Clenard, Thomas, Tonya and Tia.
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Published Works:No Shepherds Cry