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Ron Clark is the Executive Director for Kairos Church Planting Support. Ron and Lori planted Agape Church of Christ in 2007 and were the third Kairos plant. Agape’ ministry developed from Luke 4:16-19 and became a congregation reaching those on the margins while empowering Christians to offer hope to all people. Agape members partnered with local agencies in domestic abuse, trafficking/prostitution, houselessness and lower income families, and building healthy families. Agape provided internships to mentor church leaders, elder/shepherding couples, ministry apprenticeships, domestic violence and trafficking advocates, and church planters. Since 2010 two new congregations were launched and 5 other couples are presently serving in ministry.
Ron is an adjunct faculty member at George Fox University and Portland Seminary as a doctoral adviser in the seminary’s D.Min program. He completed his M.Div and D.Min from Harding School of Theology in Memphis.
Ron has served on the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Community Against Domestic Violence, Allies in Change, Building Caring Families, and Portland’s Village Coalition for Houseless Individuals. He also serves as Co-Chair of the New Testament and the World of Early Christianity Section for the Pacific Northwest Regional Society of Biblical Literature.
He has authored books and articles addressing theology, domestic abuse and the church, healthy masculinity, Biblical Studies, marriage, and ministry. He has also taught and spoken throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Albania, Colombia, India, and Malawi.
Stone Campbell Journal Conference Papers 2020
New Publication/Translation: Freeing the Oppressed in Russian Language–coming this Fall 2019.
Ron and his wife Lori have been married 30 years and have 3 sons. They also recently published The Marriage Table: Our Reflections of Love in Marriage, Family, and Ministry.
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