R. L. Clark began his pastorate at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in August of 2006. He was born in Idabel, Oklahoma on December 26, 1957. He was raised in Broken Bow, Oklahoma and graduated from Broken Bow High School. He came to know Christ as his Savior in 1966 and was baptized by Holly Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Broken Bow. He graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Ministries from Oklahoma Missionary Baptist College in Marlow, Oklahoma in 1981. He served as Youth Minister in Kenner, Louisiana, 1981-1982. He has pastored the following churches: Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Cove, Arkansas, 1982-1989; Broadway Heights Baptist Church, Clinton, Oklahoma, 1989-1997; Marshall Drive Baptist Church, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1997-2006. He has been married to his wife Deedra since July of 1987. They have been blessed with two sons – Chase and Colton.