Outer Cape Christian Church

Pastor Sheldon Clarkson





            Pastor Sheldon Clarkson grew up in Barnstable and attended Barnstable High School, graduating in 1971.  He attended the University of Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Sociology in 1975.  In 1978, Pastor Sheldon gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ on a winter’s evening after watching a Billy Graham Crusade on television.  In 1984, while touring the British Isles, he met his wife to be, Carol Reynolds.  They married in April of 1985.

            Pastor Sheldon received his Masters of Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando Florida in 2005 and earned a TESOL teaching certificate from Wheaton College (Ill.) in Beijing, PRC in that same year.  The Clarkson’s served in China with English Language Institute of China from 2005-2008.  In the fall of 2009, Pastor Clarkson was called to lead the fellowship at Chapel on the Pond which has become known as Outer Cape Christian Church.  He was ordained as a minister of the gospel in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on September 25, 2011.

            Pastor Sheldon also teaches high school and junior high school students at Trinity Christian Academy in Barnstable, MA The Clarkson’s have 4 children.  They include 30 year old Emily, 27 year old Tori,  25 year old Caleb and 17 year old Micah.