Elder Elbert Clark Wiki – Elder Elbert Clark Biography
Elder Elbert Clark was an American evangelist and the second husband of Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. He is the father of Denise, Twinkie, Dorinda, and Karen. He died in 2001.
Mattie Moss Clark Husband
Elbert Clark married Dr. Mattie Moss on November 30, 1952. The couple divorced in 1973. She created The Clark Sisters by pushing her daughters—Clark Sheard, Jacky Clark Chisholm (Angela Birchett), Denise “Niecy” Clark Bradford (Raven Goodwin), Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark (Christina Bell) and Dorinda Clark-Cole (Sheléa Frazier)—to sing.
According to Kierra Sheard, the daughter of Karen Clark, Mattie Moss and had issues in their marriage and even fought.
“I didn’t know the dynamic or the details of the relationship until I got older, but to me he was still Pop Pop. It was never, no, ‘You’re divorced from Grandma,’ and they never let us feel that.”
She added that even when they divorced Elbert kept his church and was very committed to that. She added that Twinkie was involved in his church.
Sheard revealed that Mattie Moss did not only fight her husband but also the bishops in the COGIC church to ensure her daughters served the Lord and created a group that would inspire millions to Christ was inspirational.
“Seeing the fight and the challenge that my grandmother had from both sides of men—in her marriage and then in the church—it was like, ‘Dog, you went through all of that for what? It may not have seemed like you were fighting so much for something then, but I wish you could see the benefits of it now. It definitely had an effect on her legacy, on her grandchildren. And it’s still music that is living today by being sampled by some of the world’s biggest pop artists.”
She added that her grandmother portrayed strength when she accompanied her daughters to perform at The Grammy Awards in 1983. This led to the COGIC Church stripping her away from her title as the international president of the church’s music department.
Clark Sister Father
Elbert Clark is the father of Denise Darchell, Elbernita, Dorinda Grace, and Karen Valencia. He is also the stepfather of Leo Henry Cullum Jr. and Jacqueline Lenita “Jacky” from Mattie’s first marriage.
Elbert Clark Death
Elbert died in 2001. There is no information regarding his cause of death.