Sean Clarke grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. While attending Auburn University, Sean felt called into full-time ministry. After graduating with a degree in Mass Communications, he worked as a Sports Reporter for the NBC station in Montgomery, Alabama. Two years later he moved back to his home town and began his studies and training for ministry.
While in Birmingham, he met his wife Rhiannon. They served as youth pastors in Mobile, Alabama and Birmingham, Alabama.
While serving in youth ministry, Sean felt called to plant a church. They prayed and searched for where they might begin this new work.
In 2003, Sean came across a new church plant in Birmingham. He felt an immediate connection to the life-giving ministry that was taking place there and in 2004, he and his family moved to Church of the Highlands. They had no idea the miracle that they would be a part of as Church of the Highlands became one of the largest and fastest growing multi-site churches in America.
Under the leadership of his pastor, Chris Hodges, Sean has been able to experience and help lead incredible ministry opportunities. He received his Ordination for Ministry at Church of the Highlands. He launched their first campus outside the city located in Auburn, Alabama. He served as Director of Church Planting with the Association of Related Churches. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Sean served as part of the Executive Team that helps lead Church of the Highlands.
Seven years ago, Sean made a trip to the Nashville area and while visiting, felt God calling him to plant a church in this city. In the fall of 2015, God confirmed that now is that time. With all that Sean and Rhiannon have enjoyed doing, they are most passionate about helping people experience a life-giving and fulfilling relationship with Jesus Christ.
5 Stones Church started it's first service on August 21, 2016.