Eric Clarkson

The Church in the Village, Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Cincinnati Ohio
The Church in the Village
June 26

About My Family

Nicole and I have been married since June 2004. God has blessed us with two children, Brody and Lilyann. We have lived in the community of Carlisle for 14 years. Besides planting churches, I am an online credit recovery teacher at Carlisle High School. Nicole is a special education teacher at Middletown Sixth Grade Center.

About My Church Plant

Luke 9:6 states: "And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere." This is the mission of The Church in the Village, a church that is in the community, healing broken lives through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We began in June 2015, meeting in the homes of our core group, with one vision: to build a church for all people through the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ, leading to a life that worships God the Creator and connecting with a group of followers who are committed to reaching and serving the community around them with the love of Jesus Christ.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


Pray for God to open the hearts of the people of Carlisle to the gospel. Pray for us and our family. Pray that our core group will continue to seek God, to grow closer and to love on those whom God has put in front of us. For churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. For receptive hearts among the people in communities where these missionaries and chaplains will serve. For churches and individuals to partner with missionaries and chaplains and to give of their time and talents. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join these missionaries.


Pray for us, that we will seek God's will for The Church in the Village. Join us for a short-term missions trips or join one of our missional groups. Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with our work. Commit to long-term missions support with us. Be involved in supporting missionaries and their families. Pray for missionaries.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 45FZE4-Clarkson,Eric