Pastor Meg Jackson Clark
“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
Those are Jesus’ words to the gathered disciples a week after the first Easter. Really, they are words to all of us who were not present for those resurrection appearances of Jesus. We have not seen the risen Jesus as those first disciples did, and yet in various ways, we come to believe. When Mary Magdalene sought to cling to the risen Jesus outside the tomb, he told her to instead go and tell his brothers. Rather than holding onto the way that Jesus had always been present to her, Jesus points Mary to the community of faith. His direction to Mary indicates that the risen Christ will now be present within that community, which the apostle Paul describes as “the body of Christ.” What a privilege we have to serve as the body of Christ! What a gift it is to come together, and look for the risen Jesus among us.
Jesus blesses those who come to believe, indicating that belief in the risen Christ may be more of a process than a one-time event. Even those first disciples who did see the risen Jesus did not come to belief immediately. They went through times of sadness, fear and doubt as well as elation on their way to belief. If you feel that you have not yet come to believe, we welcome you to join us as we journey toward belief in the risen Jesus. If you are coming to believe, there are others of us who are also continually striving to reach deeper faith.
I invite you to join us as we seek to see and be the risen body of Christ in this community.
Meg Jackson Clark is our Pastor. She came to the Greensboro congregation in September, 2018. Most recently, Meg served as Pastor of Dallas-Dodd Presbyterian Church in LaGrange, GA, while also working in the Coweta County Public Library System. Prior to her time there, she was Associate Pastor at Newnan Presbyterian Church for 13 years. Meg began her ministry in Atlanta as Chaplain at Piedmont Hospital.
Meg received her education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Meg is married to Steven Brown, her partner in life and ministry. Together they have three adult children - Andy Clark, a senior at UGA, Zack Brown and Stephanie Brown, both of South Carolina. They also have a granddaughter, Rowan Brown.
Meg and Steve have a life-long love of various types of music, and enjoy attending concerts, and adding their voices to the choir. Meg hopes to tune up her violin soon after years of neglect. They look forward to becoming involved in the Greensboro community and availing themselves of recreational opportunities here.