Mattie Moss Clark

Short Name: Mattie Moss Clark
Full Name: Clark, Mattie Moss
Birth Year: 1925
Death Year: 1994

Dr. Mattie Moss Clark was born in Selma, Alabama. She began playing piano at an early age. She was trained in classical music and choral singing at Selma University. She moved to Detroit in 1947 and became Minister of Music at the Greater Love Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. She then served many years as Minister of Music at Bailey Temple Church of God in Christ and the Southwest Michigan Jurisdiction. Clark was president of the National Music Department of the Church of God in Christ for 25 years. She was the mother of the Clark Sisters (Jacky, Twinkie, Karen, and Dorinda) who performed many of Mattie Moss Clark's arrangements as a group in her church. She was a leading choir director who also trained many choirs throughout the Church of God in Christ brotherhood. She wrote hundreds of songs and recorded more than 35 albums.

Dianne Shapiro, from Dorinda Clark-Cole website (, All Music (

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