At 15, Clark Mitchell knew God was shaping his desire to lead and over the years the Holy Spirit developed his deep-seated passion for people. His zeal for leading the next generation motivated him to begin JourneyChurch.tv with his wife and 34 others in 2001. His desire to impact cities is also reflected in a 501(c)3 he began called Loveworks Leadership, Inc. The non-profit provides underserved, middle school students with academic tutoring, life skills training, and leadership development to give them hope, and to build their character to become the leaders they are created to be.
As husband to Robin and father to Christopher, Caleb and Caitlyn, Pastor Clark strives to lead the church just as he leads his family. He encourages everyone to work together and to know and share their story, and he enjoys creating environments where people are rooted in God’s house. Pastor Clark believes the key to seeing cities transformed is to shepherd the next generation, helping them realize their God-given potential and dreams to make Kingdom impact.
A series of health challenges including a spinal fluid leak, a brain stem tumor and a tumor in each of his cranial nerves leading to his ears, has taught Pastor Clark to focus on God’s blessings. He had brain surgery on April 12, 2012, in attempt to remove the tumor centrally located on his central nervous system. With great strides, the tumors continue to challenge medical professionals and affect Pastor Clark’s daily life. With a relentless spirit and unwavering faith, Pastor Clark walks in God’s anointing to teach amidst the hardships he faces. He pursues the vision God has placed before him, and he believes the mountains of challenge present opportunities to strengthen his faith. He is committed to living, leading and teaching e3:20, “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.”