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Otis G. Clark, 105

Otis G. Clark was born on February 13, 1903, in Oklahoma. At the time, Oklahoma was still Indian Territory and it did not become a state until 1907.  
          At the age of 18, Otis was caught in the "1921 Tulsa Race Riot" in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood, at the time, was a mecca for African-Americans who, due to the oil boom, owned their own successful businesses. Otis fled Tulsa, riding the rails to California, seeking his biological father.
          The Lord saved Otis at the young age of 25. He converted to Christianity, becoming Evangelist Clark while jailed for selling liquor during Prohibition. He had heard about the holiness movement while attending a revival at the Second Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Mother Lillian Coffey was the State Mother for the Church of God in Christ, and Otis had the privilege of being her driver. After attending revivals with Mother Coffey, Otis received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and was forever changed. He also had the honor of serving his mentor, Bishop Charles H. Mason, whom he affectionately called “Dad.”  Bishop Mason is the leader and founder of the Church of God in Christ. 
          Otis was deeply involved with the original Azusa Street Mission, which was started by William J. Seymour in California. Before the Azusa Street Mission was torn down, Otis was given its Power of Attorney by Bishop Driscoll. He still has this original document. In 1942, Bishop Samuel M. Crouch of Los Angeles officially ordained Otis as an evangelist and preacher.
          While living in California, Otis had the opportunity to rub shoulders with many of the rich and famous actors at the time. He knew a young man named Steppin’ Fetchit, who chose Otis to be a friend and buddy. Otis also had the opportunity to serve Clark Gable, Joan Crawford and Charlie Chaplin, some of America’s most famous movie stars. Otis and his wife lived in Joan Crawford's home: He was the butler and she was the cook.
          The years between 1929 and 1932 represented dark and desperate days for America, called The Great Depression. In the midst of the chaos of this time, God blessed Otis. He was well provided for with ample food and clothing. Not once did he stand in a bread or soup line.
          To the glory of God, Otis has served as an International Evangelist for 80 years, longer than the average life expectancy. Otis is presently going strong at the young age of 105, as he continues to preach and write about the oracles of God. He lives independently, takes no medications, eats what he wishes and has his own car. He made his first mission to Africa at the age of 103. At age 104, he made his second mission to Africa. 


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