We believe that everyone can find their place at Englewood First Church of God. We are a dynamic, family church for all ages and all walks of life. We are committed to studying God's word and faithfully living it. Englewood First Church of God exists to help you discover who God is and what He can do in your life. God already knows all about you, and He wants you to get to know Him on a personal basis.
Pastor Joe loves God’s church and desires to serve God’s church. He seeks to see people as Jesus does through the eyes of God as recorded in Matthew 9:36 which says, “and seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them because they were distressed, or harassed, and downcast, or thrown away, like sheep without a shepherd.” As a church we should always see people as the Creator does, through eyes of compassion, love and desiring unity. We are an imperfect people seeking to be completed by the Creator. We invite you to worship the Lord with us through compassion, love, and unity.
Pastor Joe is married to Dallas Clark, and they have three children: a grown son, Corey (married to Courtney Clark), who lives in New Lexington, Ohio; a grown daughter Nikki (married to Tyler Arent), who lives in Hamilton, Ohio; and one daughter still at home, Alyssa.
A Message from Pastor Joe Clark:
I believe the church’s purpose can be summed up in one statement:
Building Lives…Building Families…Building Community.
First of all, I want our church to be a place where ordinary people come to know, on a personal level, an extraordinary God. Believing that God is about building into our individual lives by guiding, encouraging, and teaching His followers.
Next, I want to see people grow people into fully devoted disciples of Jesus. I don't believe it's any good when people commit their lives to Jesus, but never grow in their faith. I believe that if we don't help move people from "convert" to "disciple," then we're not fulfilling God's call on our church. Believing this growth happens best when people come together to form a community of believers... Believers who truly come to know one another on more than just the surface level. Knowing God wants not only to build our individual lives, but also our families. It’s my desire for you to meet others here who can walk through life with you; people who will share in your joys and bear your hurts with you.
Finally, the church is to be a place where believers build into our community, city, and world to make a difference in other people's lives. It’s not enough for Christians just to come to church and sit in their nice, comfortable pews. We have a responsibility to love the unlovable, feed the hungry, and care for those in need.
-Pastor Joe Clark