Pastor Stan J. Tharp

Lead Pastor

One line about Pastor Stan:
He is a creative, compelling communicator and passionate leader, committed to helping the local church be a healthy, transformational force in our world.

What does he do for CLC?
Pastor Stan is primarily responsible for overseeing, directing, “casting” and leading CLC in pursuing our ”God Sized Vision” as a church. He is also the primary speaking pastor at our weekend services.

What does he do when he’s not working?
Now that he has recently received his doctorate, Stan claims he is honestly done with formal education. This will leave more time for 3 of his favorite hobbies: fishing, kayaking, and bicycling. (Occasionally, his wife Joyce joins him in kayaking and biking.)

Family is very important to Stan. He has been married to his wife Joyce since 1981. They absolutely LOVE spending time with their two grown children, (Jonathan & Lauren) any chance they get.

What did he do before CLC?
Before becoming the senior pastor in 1990, Stan was the Ministry Administrator at CLC for 7 years. (Sort of a combination of assistant pastor-church business administrator). Prior to that, Stan served as an associate pastor at Evangel Temple in Akron, Ohio