I’m a Christ follower, husband, father, and pastor. Any one of these is enough to occupy all my resources. Combined they form a tag-team humility course.
I have the privilege of serving as Lead Pastor at an amazing Church.
I’ve been married to my lovely bride, Diane, since 1984. I have two beautiful daughters, Sandra and Natalie.
My hobbies include reading, riding my trusty titanium Merlin bicycle (or my fixed gear Bianchi), and relaxing with my family.
I’m a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (B.A), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div).
For some of my recent Sunday messages, click here.
Dear Pastor Mark:
I would like to take a moment and thank you and the church for welcoming me and my husband and son to your church, which also became mine. My self and my husband loved listening to the word of God each Sunday. Living in Maryland was a wonderful and sometimes difficult experience. Many times I was very lonely for my family, but having a church to make us feel like we were not alone made a big difference. I really grew in Christ, and was able to handle alot of trying times that came upon me and my family. Last year in December 2012, I made the move to move back to California to be with family. Leaving Maryland was hard, scary and unsure of what was going to happen, but through your teachings to let God lead me and trust in him we made it. It has been very difficult and a test of my faith, but God has been with me every step of the way. I will always thank God for you and the wonderful messages and comfort you gave me as my journey took me to Maryland. I will miss everyone there, but I do know that one day we will all see each other in heaven. I am attending Pastor Rick Warren’s church, Saddleback it has been good. With my family now and will continue to grow in Christ. Thank you again, for your love and support for my time with you and my church family. Tell Sid I said Hello. God Bless you and I hope to visit someday. If we don’t see each other again, well I will definitely give you a big hug when I see you in heaven.
Hugs and Love,
Lisa, Hector and Jon Rodriguez
great blog, mark!
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated the wisdom you shared through that awesome sermon you gave on Sunday 5/8/22!
Thank you for your kind, encouraging comments, Roberta. 🙂