A man of substance, born for music with the name which is interpreted 'The Beloved One' David Clarke was from infancy exposed to the creativity of music. Begotten from a mother and father who sing in the church choir and play the guitar; He too inherited the musical skills of playing the guitar and the drums. However, his deeper anointing was within the sultry waves of his vocals. The 27 year old gospel vocalists' rich soothing tones are flexible to the world of music. But his vocal preferences are that of Jazz, Ballads, R&B and Soul. His gift came to life at the tender age of six, when he performed in a musical play at his church. From then onward he availed himself to be used by God with every available opportunity. He was the youngest member to join the group, 'Vessels of Honor,' where he visibly matured into a bold minister, never afraid of their faces but able to pierce into the heart of the individual spiritual condition and send forth the Holy Spirit to mend, heal, deliver and have His way. At age nineteen his leadership skills were seen when he lead the all male acapella group 'D'sciples,' to the level of sold out local concerts. The D'sciples was charged with the same anointing as their leader and led many souls into a personal relationship with Jesus. March 1998 Beloved accepted the invitation to sing at Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad with fellow well-known ministers at a massive Benny Hinn Crusade while being accompanied by a local mass choir. His horizons were broadened when he began stretching his purpose to the Caribbean Island of Grand Cayman, where he opened for Gotee Records recording artists, 'Out Of Eden.' In 1999 he was featured on,'The War Remix,' with his own composition, 'No Weapon.' a compilation CD recorded and released by Singer/Producer, Sherwin 'The Intellect' Gardener. In the year that followed, beloved was a part of the selected ministers that opened for Psalmist/Producer Fred Hammond & RFC. In addition, he joined with Rev. Nicole Ballosingh Holder for the opening of a concert featuring worship leader Alvin Slaughter in January 2001. In May of that year, Barbados was blessed by 'No Weapon,' his single which stayed on their gospel charts for many weeks. Later that year, beloved was directed by the Lord to migrate to New York. His obedience opened endless doors of opportunity for ministry. He was already familiar with Ray Harper, leader of the group, 'Reign with Him,' and soon after migrating, he became an instant addition to the tenor section. This group was all about true ministry and were locally known and in demand. They sang at services, crusades, concerts, theme Parks coffee houses and many more places. Their emphasis was always on reaching the hearts of people that their souls may be saved. His church Jesus Elam Revival Assembly of Trinidad and Tobago started a branch around the time he moved to New York and he was selected by his Pastor, Apostle Gary George to serve as the Musical Director for that branch. Balancing church and Reign with Him was tedious at times but his strength was always renewed as he served in both ministries willingly and joyfully, giving only his best. In that year alone, beloved had done so much and been to so many places with this group. Further more he was thrilled to be a part of the release of the single, 'Christ the Groove of Life.' Together as a group they anticipated more of God and more avenues of getting the gospel out. So he observed and learnt from his friend and leader Ray Harper while at the studio working on the group's album. Sadly, beloved along with the group suffered the heart wrenching ordeal of losing the man that was friend, brother and mentor. Ray Harper went to be with the Lord on June 06th 2002. Some members left but David remained, and today he is still determined to minister and follow through with the vision of his departed friend and to then be a part of God's new vision for the future. ----------- 'The glory is to my creator Jesus Christ who is the reason why I sing and possess these numerous talents,' were the words of the famous singer/fashion designer who gained the attention of many local photographers. Yet even with all this to his credit, it is ultimately his humility, love for people and of course his love for God that makes him who he is, a beloved son of God.
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