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Rev. Mark N. Powell

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Local Address:  Risco , Missouri , United States
Pleasant View General Baptist Church

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  • degree , Bible
    Oakland City University
  • Master of Arts degree , Religion
    Liberty University
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Our Staff, 10 April 2011 [cached]
Pastor Mark Powell was raised about 9 miles west of Risco in Malden, Missouri where he graduated from high school. After 5 years in the US Air Force he married the former Kim Lillard at Alexandria, VA outside of Washington, D.C. Mark and Kim have three children - Anna, Sarah and Grace.
Pastor Mark graduated from Oakland City University with a degree in Bible and received a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Liberty University. The Powell's have served General Baptists as missionaries to the Philippines and Honduras. Mark has pastored in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. He has also served as director of the Tboli Bible Institute in the Philippines and as Field Director of the General Baptist Mission in Honduras. He came to Pleasant View General Baptist Church in October 2001. He currently represents New Liberty State Association of General Baptists on the General Baptist Council of Associations and serves on the International Missions Board.
Previous Elections |, 12 July 2015 [cached]
Mark Powell
State Representative
Strategy | Blog | Church Leader Insights [cached]
Today's guest post was written by Mark Powell, Pastor of Communities at Canyon Ridge Christian Church and founder of His consulting and coaching services focus on the health of small groups ministry. Are you currently wrestling with any of the strangleholds he presents below?
Youth: One of our deacons, Mark ..., 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
Youth: One of our deacons, Mark Powell approached me at the end of 2012 with a proposal for starting a Youth Group. After the first meeting at his home with 7 young teenagers, we now average 22 per Friday night.
'Youngster' Mark sees ..., 1 April 2014 [cached]
'Youngster' Mark sees Moderatorship as a way to serve
At 42, Cornerstone church minister Mark Powell is set to become the third youngest Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of NSW's General Assembly. He tells KAREN THORNTON, it's a nomination he could not decline.
When Cornerstone Strathfield associate minister Mark Powell was contacted by the Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of NSW(PCNSW),Rev Dr Paul Logan, and told he had been nominated to take on the role of Moderator of the PCNSW General Assembly in 2014, he was in shock!
Mark, who is 42 now but will be 43 by the time the Assembly Opens at PLC Sydney in July, thought a lot about his church and family commitments (he has six kids including a baby) but
knew that it was a job he should accept, "Christ College principal Ian Smith said to me some years ago that as Presbyterian ministers we are a servant of the court of the Church; so if the court asks us to do something, then we should do it, and not decline," he says, juggling baby Noah on his knee as we chat in his Sydney home.
With the July Assembly not too far away, Mark says that, while somewhat daunted, he is also really looking forward to it."At the end of the day, the role of the Moderator is fairly well set out.
Mark sees the third major opportunity for him as Moderator as being involved in written communications, whether through the column he will pen for the Pulse or other means. He likes the idea of blogging and is involved with AP (Australian Presbyterian) magazine.
Those who knew Mark growing up might be somewhat surprised at his current role but Mark is confident that God has him precisely where He wants him.
"I was born in Box Hill NSW, near Dural, and came from a devout Roman Catholic family which attended mass once a week and sent me for a privateCatholicschooleducation,"hesays."When I was younger I was seriously considering becoming a teaching brother. But my mum was a semi-professional tennis player and I inherited her abilities on the court. In fact, Dad built her a tennis court and so I had no option but to play tennis."
At the end of high school Mark was offered a tennis scholarship to the United States to play on the university circuit and given the choice between Oklahoma State or Christ College Irvine (a Lutheran University) - "In my mind it was a choice basically between cornfields or Disneyland", he said. He chose Disneyland.
By now married, Mark became Dad to Joshua, now 16 and Hannah, now 14 before he exited to his first parish role in Wee Waa.
Mark spent five years at Cornerstone Concord. Then two years ago was part of a merger between St David's Presbyterian Church Strathfield and Concord.
"We have seen significant growth and God has really blessed a good co-operative work," he says. Baby Noah was born a year ago.
Sadly,Mark's mother died"still angry at me"but his father joined a Presbyterian church in Glenwood and died 18 months later, now five years ago a Christian.
With a busy church and family, Mark doesn't have much time for other activities, and is sad he recently had to give up cycling due to a back injury.
"I like walking with my wife, which we do every Monday and I am enjoying teaching my 16 year old son how to drive. ith five to go - they have to do 120 hours each at the wheel - I have a fair few to get through!
With Assembly just a few months away, Mark is eagerly researching his role and praying for guidance on how to execute it.
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