The Reverend Peter W. Clark: Sweet Preacher and Steadfast Reformer
Elaine Parker Adams, author
The book traces the life story of the Rev. Peter W. Clark, a 19th century black Methodist minister in Louisiana. Clark served across the state, and each assignment is reviewed. He built churches and nurtured faith. He was once known as "City Missionary" in New Orleans and held the position of district superintendent in the Lake Charles.District. The book also tells of the struggles of his family to survive the ravages of tuberculosis. The final chapters describe the achievements of two of his grandchildren, who overcame the loss of their father at an early age and defeated the poverty of a single-parent household.