Rev. Stephanie R. Clark, Pastor, The Online Church, Stephanie Clark Ministries, LLC, started the Online Church during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 because families wanted to know “what to do about church” since churches were closed during this time.
Clark started having family members dial in to her cell phone. She was then advised to go to a conference call line so others could dial in, expanding from five members to now over 45, reaching members in WV and throughout the state of Virginia.
The Online Church meets in person four times a year at Jeter Watson School or the Depot in Covington. Except for the four times a year, services are conducted via conference call lines the first three Sundays of the month at 9:00 am. The Kingdom Kids Builders Online Sunday School meets on the fourth Sunday at 9:00 am and is led by Deidre Ross; the Online Women’s Ministry meets on the 3rd Sunday at 8:30 am; the Men’s Ministry meets on Thursday at 7:00 am and is led by Elder Stacy Clark; and, on Friday mornings at 6:00 am there is a prayer meeting.
“We reach out to those who haven’t been to church in years”, said Clark. In July of 2022, Clark baptized six candidates in a portable pool at Jeter Watson Playground. The pool was loaned to her by Good News Church on Main in Covington. She contributes the growth of the church to sound teaching, prayer, and fasting.
Clark’s future plans include continuing to “grow the ministry and bring people back to Jesus.” She has been asked to conduct some services in Roanoke and is currently looking for a location to house some In-Person services there also. She also plans to do more Facebook Live services.
For more information on the Online Church or Stephanie Clark Ministries, LLC, contact Clark via Facebook or phone at (540) 958-6438.