Clarksville Karen Seventh-day Adventist Church

A Brief History of Clarksville, Arkansas

Clarksville Karen Company Organized in 2018

Conference president, Elder Richard C. Dye, Sr., is shown here with the new pastor, Nayklowha Moo.

There are about 600 Karen (pronounced Kah-REN), an ethnic group from Myanmar, living in Clarksville, with most of them employed at local poultry processing plants (Binkley, 2017). In 2012, a group began meeting together with the Clarksville Spanish company. At the end of February 2018, the group was organized as the Clarksville Karen company with over fifty members (Alcorn, 2018).

The Clarksville Karen Company was organized as a church on June 19, 2021, World Refugee Sabbath, and their leader, Naylkowah Moo, was recognized. The group has grown from two families when they first arrived from the refugee camp in Thailand to more than 60 members in less than seven years.


Alcorn, Frances. (2018, Mar. 6). Clarksville Karen SDA Company. Retrieved from

Binkley, Duane. (2017, Aug. 3). Adjusting to Life in the United States. Retrieved from christian-citizen.

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