Our Pastors

Rev. David R. Clark

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 1979 – Northwestern College
Master of Divinity, 1983 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
Master of Sacred Theology, 2004 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Serving at Grace since 1991

Tel: 623-937-2010 x303

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Pastor Clark was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He does not come from a long line of Christians or Christian pastors; his family began to attend church when he was about 11.  His pastor recruited him for the pastoral ministry on the day of his confirmation.  He is married (Bonnie) with one adult daughter.

Since graduating, Pastor Clark has been privileged to serve as a mission pastor in Austin, Texas and White Rock, New Mexico. In August 1991, his family moved to Glendale when the Lord moved him to accept the call to Grace.

They have seen God do great things since they have been here. That includes the spiritual growth of the congregation and the building/renewing of our facilities. It is his greatest joy to center all that we do – from our worship to our personal interactions – around the good news that Jesus has paid for our failures and accepts us as his own dear child through what he has done; in other words, around God’s grace.

He enjoys playing golf and softball. Although he roots for all of our Arizona professional teams, he is still a rabid Detroit Red Wings fan!

He starts every day and goes to bed each evening believing Jesus has won his salvation for him. His greatest wish is to pass that faith on to others.

Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak
of anything except what Christ has accomplished.  -Romans 15:17-18


Rev. Mark R. Jacobson

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 2000 – Martin Luther College
Master of Divinity, 2004 – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

Serving at Grace since 2015

Tel: 623-937-2010 x321

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Pastor Jacobson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His decision to enter the ministry was
influenced by two factors: His years in confirmation class and the influence his older brother Andrew, a
pre-ministerial student who was called home to heaven at the age of 20. Pastor Jacobson is married to Amy and they have four children in elementary school.

During his ministry Pastor Jacobson has served as an associate pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in
Tucson from 2004 through 2009. He then served as mission pastor to Redeemer’s
daughter congregation, Dove Mountain Lutheran Church, from 2010 through 2014.

He enjoys participating in many different outdoor activities with his wife and children. Occasionally he has served as a referee for youth football and basketball games.

It’s a joy for him to help people see Jesus as their Savior from sin and their friend in life.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. -John 15:5