The Reverend Sam Clarke
Keynote Speaker – STEP INTO THE RIVER
Sam is a retired Episcopal/Anglican minister. He served congregations in Tennessee and Florida. In January 2007, he was called by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ) and Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Jerusalem, to be the first director of Christian Friends of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. The partnership between Yad Vashem and ICEJ represents a huge breakthrough in Jewish-Christian relations. Yad Vashem is a venerated institution in Israel. Most Jews consider the Holocaust as a horror that happened in “Christian Germany” and in “Christian Europe.” The idea of establishing a Christian office at Yad Vashem would not have been possible without years of building trust with the ICEJ. It was an incredible honor for Sam to have been selected to serve as the first director. He and his wife, Marianne, specialize in teaching the Hebrew roots of Christianity and the history of Jewish-Christians relations. He is the author of the book “The Holy One of Israel and His Chosen People: Understanding the Biblical Relationship between Israel and the Church.” Sam and Marianne Clarke have five children and ten grandchildren. They live on Marianne’s family farm in Franklin, Tennessee.
Contributions may be made to:
Gateway at 4197 Clovercroft Road, Franklin, TN. 37067.
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