On May 3, 1957, Father George Clements was ordained to the priesthood. In 1969 he was assigned to Holy Angles Church where he served for over 25 years. During his time at Holy Angles, he also served as Executive Director of the National Black Catholic Caucus. Father Clements founded the Afro American Police League. He consulted with United Parcel Service for several years.
In 1981, Father Clements became the first Catholic Priest to adopt a child. This was the beginning of his founding several programs that drew attention to community needs:
ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD
ONE CHURCH ONE ADDICT
ONE CHURCH ONE INMATE
Over 300,000 Black children were adopted across the United States as a result of the ONE CHURCH ONE CHILD program.
In 1987 The Father Clements Story staring Lou Gossett was released.
In 1989 Father Clements was named Chief 0f the Yoruba tribe in Africa.
The city of Chicago renamed Oakwood Blvd. Father George Clements Drive.
Delane and Bill Lewis, Debra and Mel Smith and Ken Jarvis attended the celebration in Chicago.