Daniel Clark and his family pose for a picture. (Submitted)
CLINTON, Ark. – North Central Baptist Association’s “mission is to strengthen connection amongst our churches and to deepen the walk of every believer.”
Associational Missionary Dr. Daniel Clark said the association has a longstanding cooperation between its churches.
“We hope to continue that and grow that over the years,” he said, noting the association is comprised of 21 churches. “It’s one of the smaller associations but very strongly committed to theology and missions.”
One approach the association has taken to missions is hosting Gospel presentations through disc golf and sports camps.
“We do international, U.S. and local missions work. We have a team that travels and does evangelistic disc golf tournaments for other churches and colleges and camps when needed,” Clark said.
Additionally, Clark said a goal of his is to have educational classes to provide strength to up and coming ministers and to the laypeople so their churches can grow even stronger.
Clark grew up in Greenwood. He graduated from Ouachita Baptist University before acquiring his Master and Doctor of Theology from Slidell Baptist Seminary in Slidell, Louisiana.
Clark has worked various roles during his 32 years of ministry. For 24 of those years, he served as turnaround, or pre-revitalization, church pastor. He served at several churches in Arkansas and even a few in Oklahoma. Most recently, he served as pastor of a church in Pocola, Oklahoma.
“I came to this position just three years ago now,” he said. “We have been here three years and we love it. We love our area. We love our people. We love our churches.”
He also serves as the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) state representative and is the newly appointed SBCAL Gospel coaching coordinator.
Clark and his wife, Ann, have six children. His hobbies revolve around hunting and fishing, playing music and disc golf.
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