Our Story

The Body of Christ Assembly has humble beginnings. 30 years ago, on August 19, 1990, Bishop Eric Kincaid Clark established our church in the gymnasium of an elementary school located at 9417 Orleans Avenue in Cleveland inner city.

The ministry began with 9 individuals, two 15-minute radio broadcasts, and a man on fire for God! Eight months later, the Lord provided a permanent facility for our young church at 10508 Union Avenue. Bishop Clark began a massive renovation project on the building as God began a massive renovation project on the people. The ministry flourished under Pastor Clark's leadership, and many souls were won to the family of God through street evangelism, radio ministry, and many open-air services.

From 1994 -1998 Bishop Clark was led by the Lord to relocate our ministry to an area of the city where both inner-city and suburban communities could join together in worship. During that transitional period, the Body of Christ Assembly had somewhat of a wilderness experience. We left our home on Union Avenue and met in the Mayfield Civic Center located at 3130 Mayfield Road, then in Beachwood's Holiday Inn. From there our led us to Mega Church at 3170 Scranton Road, located on Cleveland’s lower west side, then back to our original home at 9417 Orleans Avenue.

Finally, the Lord blessed us to purchase and move into the old Sears and Roebuck Appliance Repair Center. After a massive renovation process, the building now located at 20900 Miles Parkway serves as our permanent home where we can accommodate 700 people in worship. We have classrooms, offices, and a Multi-Purpose Facility. Presently, our ministry has over 400 families and several Outreach Ministries, including Audio/Visual, Music, Evangelism, Dance, Youth/Children's Ministry, New Members classes, Food Pantry, and mission in Africa. We celebrate our church anniversary in August every year as we reflect on the time of serving God's people. This is the History of the Body of Christ Assembly Church, and considering our history, we know that our Destiny is Bright!

Meet The Team

We have been serving God's people for over 30 years. 

Bishop Eric K. Clark
Founder & CEO
Pastor Terry Buckner
Under Shepard
Pastor Vanetta Clark
Under Shepard
Deacon Larry Cox
Lead Deacon
Minister Claudene McCoy
Team Solomon Lead
Deaconess Karima Ward
Team Judah Lead
Sheree Barnes
Finance Director
Deacon Robert Ross
Food Pantry Assistant
John Blasko
Sound Engineer
Deaconess LaShonda Miller
Youth Lead
Pastor Lynora Clark
First Lady/ Administrator
Pastor LeNard Pope
Under Shepard
Minister Bronsen Landrum
Worship Lead
Minister Geraldine Williams
Minister Erica Williams
Team David Lead
Deaconess Karen Alexander
Team Elijah Lead
Deaconess Rochelle Lattimore
Food Pantry Lead
Deacon Andre Jeffries
Facility Maintenance
Deacon Khilli Miller
Sound Engineer Assistant
Deaconess Jackie McCoy
Lighting Technician