Evangelist Carole Elise Taylor Burris-Clarke was born on August 21st in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. She is the seventh daughter of 15 brothers and sisters born to George and Ophelia Bell Taylor, both deceased.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. She received a Master’s of Science in Early Childhood/Elementary Education at Long Island University, and 24 credits in Guidance and Counseling at Brooklyn College.

Her religious education has also been extensive. She has received diplomas and certificates from The National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Eastern Baptist Association of New York, Morris Cerullo School of Ministry and Elim College Courses. She is an ordained elder in Morris Cerullo World Evangelism and is presently enrolled at New York Evangelical Seminary as a candidate for the Master of Divinity.

God has been gracious to allow her to serve as Deaconess and also Church Schoolteacher for 32 years. She served as Director for NBC for over 20 years and coordinator of the Prison Ministry at Mt. Lebanon Church, Brooklyn, NY where she has been for 45 years. She celebrates life and ministry with her husband Fernando Augustus Clarke.