Karl Clauson - Executive Director
Karl has been speaking publicly for over 30 years. His passion is that a spiritual revolution would happen inside the church that reaches the world. As Karl says. ” Most people I meet have no real idea what Jesus wants for them – to be freed from constraints of sin and experience abundant life. A revived church possesses the greatest message of hope that’s ever been heard”.
Karl’s love for the gospel and belief in God’s ability to change lives is grounded in truth and experience:
Born in Alaska – the heart of rugged individualism.
Raised by great parents and attended a good church – religious but not yet transformed by God.
Completed the 1,100 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at the age of 18 – shocked that he was still unfulfilled.
Changed by God on Feb.11th 1984 – brokenness is the place Karl was reborn.
Received B.S. in Biblical Studies degree from Multnomah University in 1989 – blessed by God and received a vision for ministry and a wife (Junanne) for life.
Coached a multi-racial track team in South Africa – convicted by God of legalism and compelled to reach all people.
Launched two college/career singles ministries that grew rapidly and thrived spiritually – began to understand prayer and how God directs his people.
Spoke nationally at marriage conferences with FamilyLife for 11 years – saw the pain of relationships and the power of God to heal them.
Led a dynamic church that grew to be the largest in the state of Alaska. It was featured on the front page of the New York Times (Nov. 23rd, 2007) for its strategic outreach and innovation – witnessed the reality of the spiritual war and the power of the gospel to create a dynamic movement of people.
Morning Host, WMBI 90.1 FM, Chicago. Finalist for the 2014 National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year – confirmed how compelling and encouraging the gospel truly is…it’s the hope of the world.
Lead Pastor of 180 Chicago – believing God that “greater things are yet to come”.