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Rev. G. V. Clark


 
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Reverend Dr. G. V. Clark
 
 
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he Rev. G. V. Clark is the esteemed pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. In March of 1970, Rev. Clark was called to the leadership of Mount Zion Baptist Church, and with him came visions of continued growth. During his 41 year pastorate, God blessed Mt. Zion to procure two lots and the Church family moved into its new edifice at the current location with pew seating for 1,200 members with room for an additional 300 chairs; property holdings have constantly increased which include ten single family units for senior citizens. Rev. Clark is providing visionary leadership to build a Family Life Center to invest in better lives.

Rev. Clark currently serves as the moderator of the St. John Regular Baptist District Association, President of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and with the Baptist Ministers’ Union of Austin and vicinity. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of Education for the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas and is the past President of the State Presidents and Moderators’ Counsel of the NBCA, Inc.

Rev. Clark was licensed and ordained to the Gospel ministry by the College Heights Baptist Church of Austin, Texas, and served successfully as the Pastor of the St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Pflugerville, Texas and the Sweet Home Baptist Church in Round Rock, Texas.

Rev. Clark graduated from the Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1958 after a tour of duty in the military. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He has matriculated to further his graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the Andover-Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He has also been bestowed an Honorary Doctorate from his alma mater, Huston-Tillotson University.

Rev. Clark’s former professional experiences include: Public School Teacher in Round Rock ISD, Chaplain of Terrell State Hospital, Chaplain of Austin State Hospital, Director of Training for Austin State Hospital, Program Specialist for Texas Rehabilitation Commission in the program areas of alcoholism, chemical abuse, and mental health and mental retardation, Coordinator of Equal Opportunity for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Director of Office of Civil Rights for Texas Rehabilitation Commission and past consultant to EEOC.

Rev. Clark has served both locally and nationally in a number of organizations such as: NAACP, Texas Public Employees Association, Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers and Sisters and Austin Council on Alcoholism.

Rev. Clark, a native of Webberville, Texas, is the son of the late Reverend Amos Clark and the late Helen Rutledge Clark. He was married to the late Bobbie Jean Higgins Clark for over 40 years. He is the proud father of Vicki Merriwether & Vincent Clark and the doting grandfather of Tony and Sydney Merriwether and Mary Clark.