The purpose of this website is to share with you the ongoing work the Lord is doing through two of His servants, Paul and Rickie Clark, and the ministries they are involved with.  There are two main areas of the website: Japan and Greater Asia.



eUpdates from the Clarks

We publish regular updates of the work the Lord gives us to do in Japan and in Greater Asia. If you would like to receive these by email, please contact us and give us your email address.


June-July 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

December 2018-January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

July-August 2018

April-May 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

November-December 2017

October 2017


August 2017

June-July 2017

April-May 2017

March 2017

January-February 2017












The Clarks live in Japan and the Japan site includes several ministry areas the Clarks are involved with there:    

Osaka Bible Seminary   

Kansai Christian School

Nakaburi Church of Christ

Hikari no Ie

Other Classes

The Greater Asia site includes the Clarks' ministries in Siberia and Mongolia:



One further old "fun site" is Paul's hobby web site: Skypilot

Chad and Jennifer lead a group of house churches called Be-One: www.b-1.jp/ . Be-One's ministry also includes the Nozomi Project: www.nozomiproject.com Check out their web site, too.


Contact Information:

2-35 Suikoen-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-0095 JAPAN

Tel: 072-841-2934 (From outside Japan: 81-72-841-2934)



Who are Paul and Rickie Clark?


Paul grew up in Japan as a missionary kid (MK) in the early 1950s, the son of Martin and Evelyn Clark. He spent 3 years in the Army Special Forces (Green Berets), graduated from San Jose Bible College, now William Jessup University (B.A. 1967), Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.A., M.Div. 1983), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Miss. 1985). Rickie grew up in California as a preacher's kid (PK), the daughter of Dennis and Effie Rickard. She graduated from San Jose Bible College (B.A. 1962). Interestingly, Dennis Rickard baptized Martin Clark in his first full-time ministry. Paul and Rickie ministered over 20 years in churches in Oregon, California, and Illinois before arriving in Japan in July of 1985. We have four children: Jennifer (Mrs. Chad) Huddleston (missionaries inJapan; Jocelyn (Mrs. Chris) Wolfe (forwarding agents for the Clarks and the Huddlestons and living in Columbia, MO); Jeremy (married to Amy) and a web designer for YEXT; and Jonathan, working as Sales Coordinator with Sumitomo Electronics in Southern California)--and twelve grandchildren: Anika, Josiah, Caleb, Katia and Gideon Huddleston; Michaela, Benjamin, Elijah, Johanna and Ami Wolfe; Edison Clark; and Sean Clark.



On July 9, 2011, we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a self-planned trip to Alaska followed by a week-long family reunion at Lake Tahoe.  Our three youngest children were born while we lived there, so it is like home to all four of them.  They and their spouses planned the whole week, ending with a celebration at Tahoe Christian Center, the church plant we ministered to for seven years in the 1970s.  Not only our family, which at that time numbered 21, was there, but some of our siblings and several friends from our days of ministry there.  We praise God for calling us into His service these 54+ years in the U.S., Japan, Siberia and Mongolia. 

"Only one life, 'twill soon be passed, only what's done for Christ will last!"

These are our grown-up kids (moms and dads). Picture was taken in June 2015 at our family reunion in the Rockies. Let to right: Jennifer, Jocelyn, Jeremy and Jonathan with Dad and Mom.      
Chad and Jennifer, Anika, Josiah, Caleb, Katia and Gideon
Chris and Jocelyn with Sam and Michaela, Ami, Johanna, Elijah and Benjamin
Jeremy, Amy and Edison
Jonathan and Sean

Mom Rickard celebrating her 100th birthday,

December 17, 2005

(She passed away August 31, 2006.)

Our four children at Grandma's 100th birthday celebration

Jennifer, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jocelyn

at Jonathan and Yuki's wedding November 2004



June 2015
May 2007--First time for all eight cousins to be together!  Now we have 12!
On Red Peak Pass, Yosemite, in 2005
Backpacking with our boys in 2009
Backpacking with Jocelyn and Michaela 2010
Three generations--Rickie, Michaela & Jocelyn

8-Day Backpack trip with Jocelyn, Jeremy, Jonathan and Photographer Jeff Nixon, mainly Lyell Fork of the Merced, Yosemite, Summer 2012

Day Seven of the 45 mile eventful adventure
(July 2011) Benjamin 12, Josiah 10, Elijah 12, Caleb 7, Gideon 3, Sean 2, Amy 5, Katia 5, Johanna 10, Michaela 15,and Anika 12
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Lake Tahoe, CA, July 2011