Dr. Clarence Levar Pennywell was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on March 7, 1925. He accepted Christ and was baptized June 6, 1934. At age 16, Rev. Pennywell confessed his calling into the ministry and preached his first sermon on August 10, 1941 to the Shiloh Baptist congregation.
Mt. Paran was seventeen years old when Rev. Pennywell was called to be the Shepherd of this flock in 1947. For 62 years, Rev. Pennywell faithfully served the members of this church. Throughout his ministry, Rev. Pennywell faithfully led and taught the Mt. Paran congregation. He was affiliated with the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., the Baptist Mission & Education State Convention, the Union District Association, and the Baptist Minister’s Fellowship. Pastor Pennywell departed this life on November 24, 2010. We at Mt. Paran are thankful to God for Pastor Pennywell for his dedicated love and service to us.