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Dr. Mark A. Croston Sr.

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National Director, Black Church P...

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LifeWay
One Lifeway Plaza
Nashville, Tennessee 37234
United States

Company Description: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the world's largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, church...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • doctor of ministry degree
    Virginia Union University
  • master of divinity degree
    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Council members are, seated from left, ...
www.sbclife.org, 28 Feb 2014 [cached]
Council members are, seated from left, Ken Weathersby, chairman K. Marshall Williams, and A. B. Vines, and standing from left, Mark Croston, Keith Jefferson, Roscoe Belton, Leroy Fountain, Kim Hardy, Marvin Parker, Mark Hammond, Bucas Sterling III, Frank Williams, and Terry Turner.
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Council member Mark Croston, national director of Black Church Partnerships for LifeWay Christian Resources and a former pastor, introduced to the group Emmanuel McCall.
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In addition to Croston, Williams, Vines, and Page, in attendance were council members:
NAAF treasurer Mark Croston, ...
www.patford.blogspot.com, 1 Dec 2013 [cached]
NAAF treasurer Mark Croston, in his concurrent new role as LifeWay's national director of black church partnerships, will serve as YOU general editor, reviewing the curriculum. Croston is former pastor of East End Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va., and a former president of the Baptist General Association of Virginia.
NAAF President Mark Croston, ...
www.baptistpress.net, 10 June 2008 [cached]
NAAF President Mark Croston, pastor of East End Baptist Church in Suffolk, Va., was elected in 2007 to serve an unprecedented third year as the fellowship's president because he had invested so much time and energy into arranging task forces with NAMB and LifeWay Christian Resources.The International Mission Board initiated a task force in April 2008 which, like its predecessors, is aimed at learning how the SBC entity could better meet the needs of the African American community.
Croston, in his final presidential address, thanked NAAF members for the privilege of serving them as president.
"Great things have happened at NAMB, LifeWay and now IMB for our churches to be better enabled to do our tasks better," Croston said.He thanked Joe Ratliff, E.W. McCall, Joseph Lyles and George McCalep for laying the groundwork that resulted in the task forces.
"The Lord has worked these things out," Croston said."It's not by accident that it all will be accomplished."
Preaching on God's anointing, Croston said, "You need an anointing from God" and, indeed, "God has given us the anointing to be who we are."For those attuned to God, he said, "The power of the anointing of God in your life is unstoppable."
In the absence of the NAAF's incoming president -- Michael R. Pigg, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., whose flight en route from a mission trip to Kenya was delayed -- Croston passed the gavel to James Dixon, pastor of El Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Md., and incoming NAAF vice president.
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The officers include Pigg; Dixon; secretary Byron Day, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Laurel, Md.; treasurer Mark Croston; parliamentarian K. Marshall Williams, pastor of Nazarene Baptist Church in Philadelphia; and Robert Wilson, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ga.
Suffolk, Va., pastor Mark ...
www.religiousherald.org, 10 Nov 2011 [cached]
Suffolk, Va., pastor Mark Croston was elected to the top spot during the BGAV's annual meeting Nov. 8-9 in Richmond, Va. Croston, pastor of East End Baptist Church in Suffolk, had been serving as the BGAV's first vice president.
Messengers at the meeting also agreed to restore ties with Averett University, which were ended in 2005 in a dispute over homosexuality, and adopted a 2012 budget of $12.4 million, a 7 percent reduction from 2011.
Newly-elected BGAV president Mark Croston (left) receives the state association gavel from outgoing president Bob Bass. (Photo by Alice Rusher)
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Croston succeeds Bob Bass, a retired Richmond construction executive and member of Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond.
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Croston has been pastor of the Suffolk church since 1987 and long active in BGAV life, serving as its second vice president in 2005 and as president of the Virginia Baptist Pastors Conference from 2006-2008. He has been a trustee of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and for more than 15 years has been a board member of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, serving as its president from 2005-2008.
He also has been involved in the Virginia Baptist State Convention, one of two historically African-American Baptist conventions in the state. He continues to serve as first vice president of that organization.
Suffolk, Va., pastor Mark ...
www.religiousherald.org, 21 Oct 2011 [cached]
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Suffolk, Va., pastor Mark Croston to be nominated as president of BGAV
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Suffolk, Va., pastor Mark Croston to be nominated as president of BGAV
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SUFFOLK, Va. -- Mark Croston, a Suffolk, Va., pastor, who currently serves as first vice president of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, will be nominated next month as president of the state association, it was confirmed Oct. 21.
If elected, Croston -- pastor of East End Baptist Church in Suffolk and the only announced candidate for the top elected office at this point -- will become the first African American president in the BGAV's 188-year history. He would succeed Bob Bass, a retired Richmond, Va., construction executive and member of Bon Air Baptist Church in Richmond.
Mark Croston John Robertson, a pastor on Virginia's Eastern Shore, told the Religious Herald he will nominate Croston at the BGAV meeting, set for Nov. 8-9 in Richmond, Va.
"Mark is just one of those pastors who can do it all -- really preach, grow his church, even sing," said Robertson, pastor of Red Bank Baptist Church in Marionville, Va.
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For seven years Robertson was director of missions for the Portsmouth Baptist Association and became acquainted with Croston, whose congregation is affiliated with the organization of about 25 churches in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Va. Croston is a former moderator of the association.
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Croston has been pastor of the Suffolk church since 1987 and long active in BGAV life, serving as its second vice president in 2005 and as president of the Virginia Baptist Pastors Conference from 2006-2008. He has been a trustee for Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and for more than 15 years has been a board member of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, serving as its president from 2005-2008.
He also has been involved in the Virginia Baptist State Convention, one of two historically African American Baptist conventions in the state. He currently serves as first vice president of that organization as well.
A Philadelphia native, Croston is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a doctor of ministry degree from Virginia Union University in Richmond.
He and his wife, Brenda, have four children.
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