Michael ClarkDirector, Joe L. Ingram School of Christian StudiesAssistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry Montgomery Hall405.585.4427 OBU Box 61246500 West UniversityShawnee, 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 ArizonaM.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological SeminaryPh.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Courses Taught:AMIN 1999: Islam and the Christian FaithAMIN 1999: The Emerging ChurchAMIN 2753: Survey of Cross-Cultural MinistryREL 1999: Christian WorldviewREL/PHIL 2363: Philosophy of ReligionREL/PHIL/ANTH 3423: World Religions
Professional Activity:Member of the American Academy of ReligionMember of the Evangelical Missiological SocietyMember of the Evangelical Philosophical Society
Publications:Clark, W. Michael. "Islam: A Challenge to Our Missional Resolve." The Southern Baptist Journal of Missions and Evangelism 1 (Summer 2012): 22-33.