Glen Clark & The Family
Called to the ministry but rejected by the church, this left me on a journey as a singer/songwriter starting a club scene known for it's spawning of many death metal bands that is now 150,000 to 200,000 people partying on weekends in Ybor City, Florida. A drastic conversion experience would bring me from Satan worship music back toJesus. Then I was told I would have to decide whether my new born son would live or die. I cried to God asking him to keep my son alive and I would do whatever He said the rest of my life. This began a walk of obedience. My son had Crouzons Syndrome. This is where soft spots in the head grow together before the child is born. A series of surgeries would open up the skull to make room for the brain to grow. They built new eye orbits and would use rib bones for cheek bone and drill holes where his ear canals were supposed to be, Then take skin graphs from legs and build new ear canals and bone and muscle from inside head to build new ear drums. Through all these surgeries and 5 years of therapy, 5 days a week teaching Beau to interpret vibrations from a bone oscillator so that when he got his new ears ( man made), he would be able to talk. Through this, God made radical changes in my life. I began to play music for the handicapped, wrote a song that would become a video that would become a video album, then nominated for a Dove Award. But feeling a call to the handicapped, broken, drug addicts, homeless and poor, I chose to leave CCM for richer pastures in the streets. Then for 15 years traveling U.S. to the darkest and dirtiest places to bring a message of Hope, God created a ministry. Five years ago, Beau had to have a major surgery. This would require 3 months recovery as they would break his face and mount a "halo" to his head and then we would screw his face forward til it got in the right position. God said to get him a keyboard to give him something to look forward to and to help him through surgery. He taught himself to play, then he taught himself my songs. And to make a long story short, this tremendously handicapped child that doctors said to let die for he would only live to a year old and then only to be a vegetable. At 13 years old, Beau built the band you are about to listen to. He wanted to play music with his Daddy, so he taught his brothers and sisters to play and sing. A true miracle. So, I did not argue with God and here they are 5 years later. I pray you enjoy this true miracle of God. I am so blessed to have been a part of it. Thank You, Jesus. Thank you, Beau Glen
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What We Do
We go to the major secular bike rallies like Sturgis, South Dakota and Bike Week in Daytona Beach to serve national bike ministries by doing outreach concerts to draw in the bikers. Biker ministries are there to serve food and coffee and share God's love one on one during and after concerts. The biker ministries then direct them to the local network of Christian ministries who do follow up. Converts that need a residential program we send to the camp in Highpoint, North Carolina where we are part of a 90 day or 1 year alcohol and drug residential biker rehab program geared to handle the specific needs of bikers.
Native American Outreach
All studies on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome have been done on Native American Reservations because of the epidemic proportions of alcohol and drug abuse there. The oppression is greater there than in any other part of America. Yet it was once their land, and for that very reason no one wants to deal with the problem. They are a forgotten people, unless organized crime wants to start a gambling casino. We work on the reservations around America and Canada bringing food, clothes, bot most of all hope to a dying Nation. We also do outreach concerts on reservations working with local ministries to do follow up work
Street Outreach Usually someone's group has been praying over an area for some time and then they hear of us and ask us into areas where alcohol, drugs and crimes have taken over neighborhoods and cities. We strategize outreach concerts, where we meet the needs of the area, such as food and clothing and bring them into a free concert where we then minister to them and direct them to the group who brought us in. We then refer them to churches and drug rehabs depending on their needs.
We work with many rescue missions around the country ministering where we can: feeding people or doing concerts for the people, or ministering to the staff who always need encouragement since this is a difficult ministry. We have found this to be where we can most effect change with the growing epidemic of millions of homeless in America. We encourage the staff with a concert and sharing testimonies and the Word. We try to make the churches aware of the plight of the homeless in America, encouraging them that it is the churches' responsibility to do something about this problem, not the welfare system or the government.
We do a limited amount of ministry in the prisons because it takes a lot to get into them to minister. Each year we have worked in the New York State Prison system with hardcore men, women and even teens, where we have ministered to some of the youngest murderers in America. The needs in this area are overwhelming. We spend a lot of time encouraging others to also go into their local prison system to minister. After an outreach concert in the prison system, we then send the people to the local chaplain or ministry already established in their prison. We then send newsletters as an ongoing ministry.
Where in the past we had a feeding ministry directly to the streets, things have changed through the years. Most places where we were feeding people the work continues. We got more involved through the year in getting food from places then distributing it to other distributors of the food to the needy, especially residential drug rehabs. Around the country, we can now network people to sources of food for their communities. We still try and feed meals at our outreach concerts, but would like to dedicate more resources to getting more food in the hands of local feeding ministries so they can be an ongoing presence in those communities where there is the greatest need on a daily basis. We know that feeding the hungry, in this country where there is so much waste, shows the love of Christ through His people to a population of hopeless, disillusioned, discouraged and hungry to know that someone really does care.
This is a ministry very dear to our hearts. We have found a hunger for God in residential drug rehabs like nowhere else. To whom much has been forgiven, the same loves much. We have a teaching and edification ministry into drug rehabs. While doing outreach around the United States and Canada, we will spend free time during the week days visiting drug rehabs and giving whatever we can into their lives in order to encourage them that yes, God is the answer. I was there once also, with God as the only way out of the lifestyle of alcohol and drugs and into the Life.