Lead Mentor

Lead Mentor: Jason Swan Clark

Jason Clark


Portland Seminary Visting Professor, Dr. Jason Swan Clark, serves as the lead mentor for the Leadership and Global Perspectives DMin track. As lead mentor, Clark teaches six of the courses, leads each of the three F2F experiences, and facilitates online experiences.

Dr. Clark serves as a full-time pastor of Sutton Vineyard Church in Sutton, London (UK), which he and his wife planted in 1997 while he was an investment broker in London. That church has grown to around 600 adults and children, in an area of London where 1 percent of the population are connected to a church. He is a former council member of the Evangelical Alliance UK.

Dr. Clark was very involved in Emerging and Missional church explorations, having overseen the former Emergent UK network. Jason completed his DMin at George Fox, with research in exploration of emerging and missional church theology and leadership. His subsequent PhD at London School of Theology, researched theological assessments of consumerism and the implications for evangelical ecclesiology.

As Regional and National leader for Vineyard Churches UK, Dr. Clark is oversees church planting and church development in London for Vineyard Churches UK. He also serves as a Vineyard Institute Board and Leadership Team Member, which oversees the training of leaders and pastors for the Vineyard Church International Movement.

Dr. Clark lectures and teaches in other countries on a regular basis in the areas of church and culture. He contributed two chapters to Church in the Present Tense for Baker Academic’s emersion series.



  • Position: LGP DMin Lead Mentor; Senior/Founding Pastor, Sutton Vineyard Church; London Regional Leader for Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland; Leader of HUB the Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland church planter training program; International board member and leader for the Vineyard Institute; United Kingdom leader and director for Vineyard Institute.
  • Academic and Professional Background: BA Honours degree in theology, London School of Theology; DMin, Leadership and Theology in the Emerging Culture, George Fox University; PhD, "Evangelicalism and Capitalism: A Reparative Account and Diagnosis of Pathogeneses in the Relationship," London School of Theology.
  • Expertise and Research Interests: Consumerism/Capitalism and Ecclesiology (Church & Culture),Theology of Leadership, Church Planting and Church Growth, Organisational Leadership.
  • Email: jclark@georgefox.edu
  • Office: 011-44-797-3461611
  • Webjasonswanclark.org 
  • Twitter: @jasonclark
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