Pastor Clenard Howard
is a life long resident of Montclair,
New Jersey, joined the
Baptist Church in September of 1974
under the pastorate of Dr. Shellie
Sampson. In 1978, he was appointed
Director of the Youth Department, to
organize and educate youth.
He also served as Chairman of the Board
of Trustees, Superintendent of the
Sunday School Department and
Vice-President of the Outreach
Pastor Childress successfully completed
Northern Baptist School of Religion in
1986 where he majored in Christian
He was ordained in 1988 by the North
Jersey Shiloh Association and later
installed as Senior Pastor of
Calvary in April of 1989.
In 1997, Pastor Childress, along with
his wife Regina, founded the Eutychus
Mission, a ministry designed to provide
continued rehabilitation and assistance
to recently released juvenile detention
detainees back into the mainstream of
In October of 1998, Essex County
Executive James Treffinger honored
Pastor Childress’ faithful and effective
work at the Essex County Juvenile
Detention Center by installing him as a
In November of 1998, he founded the
Celebration of Life Day Care Center,
which provides loving Christian care for
children from infancy to 5 years of age.
In August of 1999, Pastor Childress was
appointed President of the Life
Education And Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N)
in Northeast Region. He was a chief
organizer of the “SaySo” March to the
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC
In November of 2000, Pastor Childress
was awarded the Community Service Award
by the Montclair Chapter of the
N.A.A.C.P. for his dedicated work in the
In May 2001, Pastor Childress began
broadcasting “The Urban Prophet” taking
the pro-life pro-family message into the
In September of 2002, Pastor Clenard H.
Childress Jr. birthed the Pro-life
Blackgenocide.org. This website
was designed to reach the Afro-American
Community with the truth about abortion.
In January 2003, Pastor Childress was
appointed a member of the National
Pro-Life Religious Council of
In March of 2003 Pastor Childress was
appointed to the Board of The Center For
Bio Ethical Reform. The Center For Bio
Ethical Reform is a National Group
dedicated to educating the nation and
foreign countries on the rights of the
In January 2004, Pastor Childress was
appointed President of the Montclair
African American Clergy Association (MAACA).
In 2004 Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr.
was appointed by the Board of Directors
LEARN to Assistant the National
Director, of the Life Education And
Childress having been recommended by his peers and
approved by the Board of Scholars of the National
Clergy Council of Washington Dc in conjunction with
the Mid-Atlantic Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church –USA, received The Honorary Degree
of Doctorate of Divinity.
In March Of 2006 Rev. Clenard H. Childress authored
his first book No
Shepherd’s Cry. Pastor Childress and his
book were featured on the 700 Club hosted by CBN’s
In 2007 Rev Childress produced the website
Obamanation.com to respectfully oppose the candidacy
of Barack Obama due to his partnership with Planned
Parenthood and the abortion industry.
In March 2009 Partnering with The Center For
Bioethical reform Rev Childress and a team of 16
Afro-American pro-life activist presented a two day
display on the campus of the largest African
American college in America Florida A&M University.
In December of 2010 Pastor Clenard Childress began
Clergy For Better Choices a NYC based clergy
information network. Partnering with Life Always a
pro-life group in Houston Texas a Bill Board posted
in So Ho Manhattan.
In February of 2011 Manhattan with saying created by
Rev Childress "the most dangerous place for an
African American to Be Is in The Womb of His African
American Mother" helped
raise the awareness of the Clergy network and reach
a broader base of Pastors and social activist.
In April 5th of 2013 Rev Childress along with Day
Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union held a
press conference outside the Criminal Justice Center
in Philadelphia to demand main stream media to cover
the criminal trial of Kermitt Gosnell the late term
abortion doctor. Fox news followed and featured
Pastor Childress in their National Religious Report
with Lauren Green.
February of 2015 LEARN Northeast and Center For Bio
Ethical Reform launched the "All Black Life Matters" project. The Black Life Matters mantra has created
the catalyst for the conversation we have been
looking to elevate since our inception. This project
has proven to be a extremely productive means to
open the eyes of the public to the detriment of
December 2nd 2017 the Life Education And Resource
Network in recognition of a life time
commitment to raise awareness to halt genocide by
standing spiritually strong in the midst of social
and political changes your fellow issue driven
brothers and sisters in Christ present you with the
Erma Clardy Craven Award.
December 15 of 2017
PBS Front Line produced the documentary "
Anti-Abortion Crusaders inside the African American
Abortion Battle where Rev Childress was highly
featured. This was a breakthrough documentary
produced by the Public Broadcasting System.
October of 2018 Pastor Childress received the Life
Time Achievement Award for his Pro-Life work in the
state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Pro-life
In March of 2018 the Second Annual "International
Gift of Life Walk" in New York City, Celebratory
Rally honoring five Grand Pro-Life Heroes: Rev. Dr.
Clenard H. Childress, Northeast Director of Life
Education and Resource Network (LEARN), for his
pro-life work locally and nationally.
October 22, 2020 ARISE NJ Recognized the Pro-life
efforts of LEARN & BlackGenocide.org by awarding him
"The Outstanding Citizen Action Award" at The Trump
National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ.
Pastor Childress Jr. has repeatedly been featured in
World Magazine and has contributed commentary and
editorials for Christianity Today, The Christian
Post, Black Christian News, The Washington Times and
New Jersey Star Ledger and is a regular columnist on
Alan Keys Renew America.
Pastor Childress is joyously married to Regina
Childress and has four children: Clenard, Thomas,
Tonya and Tia.