Community members and leaders remembered Clark through shared condolences on social media.
AUSTIN, Texas — Pastor Emeritus Dr. George V. Clark, who served more than 50 years at Mount Zion Baptist Church, has died.
Reverend George Clark was a pillar of the community, not just in Austin, but across the country.
According to his obituary, Clark was born on July 24, 1929, in Webberville, Texas. He attended Huston-Tillotson University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1958 and later an honorary doctorate. He will also attend the University of Texas to continue his education. He died on April 21.
“HT Alumnus, Rev. Dr. George V. Clark, you are the embodiment of a life well lived. Sir, we salute you,” Huston-Tillotson University posted on its Facebook page.
Reverend Clark was licensed and ordained to the ministry of the gospel by College Heights Baptist Church. In 1970, Clark would become the pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
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While at Mount Zion, the church grew, winning two more prizes allowing 1,500 members to attend the service.
Reverend Clark has been involved in the local community by volunteering for organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Austin Council on Alcoholism.
A public screening will be held Friday at Mount Zion Baptist Church at 1 p.m. A national, state and local observance service at St. James Baptist Church live stream can be found here Friday. And a celebration of life will be held on Saturday.
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