Austin Ridge desires to be a church that is dedicated to reaching the unreached in our city through the mobilization of our church body within the Travis Heights community. We are currently doing this through prayer walking and meeting tangible needs through teaching English through English Language Ambassadors (ELA) and academic tutoring through Side by Side Kids (SBSK). Currently, there are 12,000+ refugees living within the Greater Austin area, and the Church has a vital role to play through supporting roles as God brings the Nations to Austin from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Africa, etc.
Refugee Fact: In recognition of those who assisted U.S. forces and were endangered as a result, Congress enacted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Iraqis in 2008, and another for Afghans in 2009. Many of the families from Afghanistan and Iraq living within Travis Heights are part of this program.
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Clark is a Waco native and a Dallas Baptist University graduate. His non-traditional college and career track within the landscape industry and fundraising/development unknowingly prepared him for such a time as this. Over a number of trips to Uganda, God opened his eyes to how he could use his gifts and talents both locally and globally for the Kingdom. That led him to put his “yes” on the table in 2016, and the rest is history. He married up when landing his beautiful wife, Natalie, in 2010, and they have three children, Graham, Isla, and Cora. He is a jack of all trades and master of none. He enjoys being a dad of three, and when there is time, hunting, sports, dabbling with smoking meat, and campfires.