Our Leadership


Pastor Ted R. Clarke lll was born and raised in Dayton, Minnesota. After graduating high school from Woodcrest Baptist Academy, he went on to attend college at Maranatha Baptist University from 1993-1998. It was here where he began serving the Lord at Gospel Light Baptist Church and the Milwaukee Rescue Mission in 1995. It was at MBU where he met is beautiful wife Ginger and they were married following Graduation, where he graduated with Bachelor of Arts.     

The Lord called Pastor Clarke and Ginger to South Side Baptist Church and Christian school in Chicago where he served as Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor from 1998 to 2004. In 2004, he and his family, which includes Cade, Kortney, McKenzie & Carly came back to Minnesota in order to continue his education and assist Pastor John Henderson at Bunker Lake Blvd. Baptist Church in Ham Lake, MN. He earned his Master of Arts and Master of Divinity during this time.

After completing these studies, God called him to serve as Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of International Falls from January 2011 to 2018. Pastor Clarke and his family felt God’s calling to Radisson Road Baptist Church at the beginning of 2018 and he has been serving as Senior Pastor here since April of 2018. The whole family enjoys all aspects of Minnesota living including the snow! 

Pastor Clarke and his family are truly a blessing to our church family at Radisson Road. He has a heart for people and a passion for the Word of God. He would love to see you at one of our services, shake you hand and share one of his infectious smiles!