Oklahoma Baptist University

Michael Clark

Director, Joe L. Ingram School of Christian Studies
Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry
Montgomery Hall
OBU Box 61246
500 West University
Shawnee, OK 74804

W. Michael Clark joined OBU as the Director of the School of Christian Studies in 2010. Before joining OBU, he was instructor of World Religions at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Director of International Missions at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Ky. His academic interests include non-Christian religions, Christian apologetics, and international missions.

Clark was born in Chile, and grew up there as his parents served with the Foreign Mission Board. He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies and Spanish from the University of Arizona. He earned his M.Div. at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, while serving in various roles in children’s, youth, and college ministry in Arizona. He earned a Ph.D. in World Religions at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Clark is passionate about international missions, having served for various lengths of time in South America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Clark is married to Jenny, and they have three sons, Scout, Brooks, and Tayte.

Educational Background:

B.A., The University of Arizona
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Courses Taught:

AMIN 1999: Islam and the Christian Faith
AMIN 1999: The Emerging Church
AMIN 2753: Survey of Cross-Cultural Ministry
REL 1999: Christian Worldview
REL/PHIL 2363: Philosophy of Religion
REL/PHIL/ANTH 3423: World Religions

Professional Activity:

Member of the American Academy of Religion
Member of the Evangelical Missiological Society
Member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society


Clark, W. Michael. "Islam: A Challenge to Our Missional Resolve." The Southern Baptist Journal of Missions and Evangelism 1 (Summer 2012): 22-33.