I was born and raised in Toronto, and became a follower of Jesus in my late teen years. I first felt called into pastoral ministry when I was 20 years old, and eventually moved to Vancouver in 2004 with my wife, Erin, to do a Masters Degree in New Testament Studies at Regent College. Since arriving, I also had three daughter – what – who I love with all my heart!
In January 2010 I planted Village Church with a group of amazing people, which has since grown to a vibrant, multi-site church with a heart to reach the greater Vancouver area and beyond into Canada. I love blogging about theology, culture, leadership, church planting and whatever else I think about in a given day!
My passions are connecting the message of Jesus to our culture and seeing people in that culture transformed by Jesus. Beyond that: reading, movies, golf & spending time with loving people who are passionate about life!
Here is what a couple of people who like me said about me:
“Mark Clark represents a powerful new voice connecting a generation of skeptics to the timeless truths of the Bible with a passionate, articulate, and culturally relevant ethos that is sorely needed in our increasingly post-Christian world. He’s a voice we will be hearing from for decades to come. It’s no wonder that despite its location in one of the most secular and diverse cities in North American, huge crowds flock to his church and tune into his podcasts each week”
~Dr. Larry Osborne, Author and Pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, CA
Mark is one of the next generations best communicators…honest, inspirational and encouraging.
~Ray Johnston, Senior Pastor, Bayside Church, author of The Hope Quotient
“I’m a big fan of Mark Clark. His new book, The Problem of God is important. I love books that will bless and deepen seasoned saints and also speak provocatively to seekers and skeptics. Every emerging generation needs fresh voices to help illuminate our path with Jesus and I believe, Mark Clark is one of those voices.”
~Daniel Fusco, Lead Pastor, Crossroads Community Church, author of Honestly.
“If anyone is able to refresh the apologetics dialogue these days, it’s Mark Clark. Raised in an atheist home in a post-Christian nation, his radical conversion to Christianity is enough in and of itself. But having planted one of the largest and fastest growing churches in Canada in secular Vancouver, Mark is on the front lines of leading thousands of people who are far from God to a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ.”
~Carey Nieuwhof, Author and Founding Pastor, Connexus Church.