name is Mark McAdow
comes to us by way of Asbury United Methodist Church
lovely wife Robin have three children: Matthew (15), Hannah (11), and Lauren (8). Mark is a graduate of Tulsa University and Robin a graduate of ORU.He completed his Master of Divinity work at Asbury Theological Seminary.He has served as an associate pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa for 12 years as Minister of Evangelism and Prayer.Asbury
is one of the largest United Methodist Churches in the connection with 3,400 in worship every Sunday morning.He
certainly will come to us with great leadership experience in the larger city church.
Mark's passion is evangelism.Precisely what this church needs as it leans into its second century and welcomes the growing influx of the "new urbanites" to the city center.I could not be more pleased to have Mark
as my successor.He
is a warm and gentle spirit, very much a shepherd of the flock, and man of faith and prayer.
I know this church will do well under his
ministry and look forward to hearing great things about this church in the future.
...Mark is a WONDERFUL pastor.My parents are member of Asbury in Tulsa and we have had the pleasure to listen to several of his sermons.
I share with you the mixed feelings about Stan and Susan moving on; I also feel privileged by God to participate in the ushering in of Mark
as his successor.
We, here at Asbury Tulsa
, are going to miss Mark McAdow
.First Church Oklahoma City is getting a great man.
will be so blessed with the arrival of Mark
wonderful family.I have considered it a true honor and priviledge to have Mark as a Pastor and friend.He
will bring a passion and love for the Lord that is second to none and an incredible ability to express that first through his
actions, then his
wonderful teachings and prayers.I look forward to visiting you all and worshipping with you in the near future.
...We at Asbury will miss Pastor Mark terribly ... but know that God has called him to serve First Church at this time.
You will love his
passion for the lost, and his
commitment to prayer.He
is truly a man of God who has left an indelible mark on our congregation.He
and Robin and their children will be an incredible blessing to you.
April 7, 2007 @ 8:06 PM
6 . Anson Goodier wrote: As a former Asbury member I first met Mark at the Saturday night services and in the Praise & Worship Sunday School, later as he led the Sunday Contemporary Praise & Worship Service.
When I heard that Mark
was leaving Asbury UMC in Tulsa I was heartbroken, but I knew it was God's doing.You are so fortunate to have this man who exemplifies the word "pastor."He
has an incredibly kind and gentle spirit and a zeal for God that is unmatched.He
is a man of prayer and considers it a privilege to share the Gospel message with others.We'll miss Mark
, but we rejoice with you and will watch to see the wonderful ways that God will use him at First United Methodist
of Oklahoma City.