Pastor Mark began as our Lead Pastor in July, 2019. He brings with him a long list of experience including youth ministry, family ministries, church planting, missions mobilization, and even coaching athletics.
Mark without a doubt has a heart and deep love for God. He is a gifted, focused, compassionate, caring and optimistic leader who loves his flock and the community deeply! He likes to have fun and be creative with his staff, leaders and congregation. Mark is passionate about the development of leaders and feels called by God to invest into the next generation. He is known to even laugh at his own corny jokes…..who does that?
Mark was an Air Force brat who has lived in Tacoma, Omaha, and Tokyo Japan. He attended 7th-12th grades in Porterville, California. Mark met his beautiful wife, Karen, during his undergraduate studies at Fresno State. They were married in 1987, which Mark says “was the smartest earthly decision that he’s ever made!” They have two adult sons, Christopher & Michael (wife, Brianna). The Thompson men love bass fishing and basketball. They are proud grandparents to Gracelynn who was born on Oct 15, 2018. Mark and Karen believe she is the cutest lil’ girl on the face of the earth (could be slightly biased).