Ron Clark has been in ministry since 1986. On Easter 2007 he and his wife Lori led a new church plant in downtown Portland, the Agape Church of Christ, committed to addressing social justice and empowering the oppressed in the name of Jesus. The church continues work in Portland with the homeless, addiction and abuse recovery, developing healthy marriages, human and sex trafficking agencies, as well as university students and other community agencies.
Ron has his Doctor of Ministry from Harding Graduate School in Memphis, TN. He is a member of local domestic violence and houseless initiative councils and has served on the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force. He is also a faculty instructor and adviser for doctoral students at Portland Seminary and co-chairs the Greek Scriptures sessions in the Society of Biblical Literature. He also is a contributor for Huffington Post.
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Ron and Lori Clark have been married since 1987. They have 3 sons Nathan (and wife Nyla), Hunter, and Caleb.