[This is the third interview in the Getting to Know You series, featuring an interview with the Weekly Word devotional contributors. The contributor we are getting to know this time around is Kasey Clark.]
Tell us a bit about your family.
Last year I had the supreme privilege of marrying my high school sweetheart. She is the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, so when I was in high school I decided that I was going to marry this woman. Because she is the absolute perfect complement to all my weaknesses, after college we finally got married. We live in Fishers right in the middle of both of our families. My family is less than 10 minutes north and her family is less than 10 minutes south. We love living so close to them.
What church do you attend and in what ministry areas do you serve? What are your hopes for future ministry?
I am currently on the leadership team at New Circle Church in Downtown Indy. I support the lead pastor by helping preach when he is out of town. I also develop the Community Group study guides each week.
Where have you (and/or) where are you receiving education and training for ministry?
I graduated from Crossroads Bible College with a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am beginning a Masters of Divinity at Indianapolis Theological Seminary this fall semester.
What are hobbies and things you like to do for fun?
Basketball is the sport that I love, so I play at my local gym as often as I can.
Do you have a favorite band or type of music?
My 2 favorite groups and songs right now are Citizens & Saints – “You Have Searched Me” and Sojourn Music – “The Day the Sky Went Black.” I am also a huge fan of hip-hop done by Christians: Lecrae, Social Club, and Andy Mineo are a couple of my favorites.
Other than the Bible, what book has had a great effect on your Christian life?
The book that has had the greatest impact on me is Desiring God by Dr. John Piper. This book toppled my ideas about God and his sovereignty, and gave me a lot of Scripture to build my new ideology about God on.
What passage of Scripture has impacted you most in this season of your life?
I have absolutely loved Psalm 33, especially vs. 3-4, 10-11, and 20-22:
3) Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
4) For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.
10) The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11) The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
20) Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
21) For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.
22) Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.
How can people be supporting you in prayer?
I have started a new job as the High School Bible teacher at Traders Point Christian Academy. I would love prayers as I attempt to impact students with the truth of the gospel in an academic setting.