Meet Our Staff

Find out a little more about our staff team below.


Clarence Burke

Clarence Burke has served as pastor of Beacon Light since 2000 and has witnessed spiritual and numerical growth within the church body.   He is passionate about reaching the lost for Christ.
Dr. Burke received his BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and D.Min.  from United Theological Seminary .  After a rewarding career in corporate communications and information technology, Dr. Burke is the Director of Educational Technology and instructor at Apex School of Theology in Durham.  He has a love for ministry and teaching God’s word and also enjoys mentoring seminary students.   His hobbies are reading, computer graphics and photography.  Dr. Burke is married to Syvil and together they are proud parents of  Cedric and Mia who are active in ministry at Beacon Light.   His  favorite scripture is Psalm 119:105


Karlene Fyffe Phillips

Associate Minister

Rev. Carolyn Harris

Associate Minister

Min. Jacki Tatum

Associate Minister