May 24, 1844
William Allen Clark, one of Arkansas’s “preacher-editors,” was born near Rossville, Indiana. For nearly fifteen years, he occupied the editorial chair of one of Arkansas’s largest denominational newspapers, the old Arkansas Baptist, and was a pivotal figure in the Landmark Baptist movement within the state. Early in 1877, he became pastor of the Dardanelle Baptist Church in Yell County. His later pastorates included Helena (Phillips County); Hot Springs (Garland County); Sulphur Springs (Garland County); Bristol, Tennessee; and Chico and Alpino, California.