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Ministry Partner

Phone: (614) ***-****  
Westerville Christian Church
471 E. College Ave 614 891 6842
Westerville , Ohio 43081
United States

Company Description: Westerville Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational, Bible believing Christian Church which endeavors to pattern itself after the church revealed in...   more

Employment History

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WCC: / Home / Staff & Leadership, 19 July 2015 [cached]
Mark Stier, Bridge Minister
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WCC: / About / Staff & Leadership, 6 Jan 2014 [cached]
Mark Stier
Executive Minister
Mark has been a ministry partner at WCC since 1998 when he and his family moved back to Westerville from Chicago. He completed his seminary training and was hired at WCC in 2001. "I love my work and the wonderful people that I get to work with every day. His primary responsibility as Executive Minister is to work with our staff. He feels privileged to preach, teach and to work with our senior adults in Prime Time Ministries.
Mark has been married to Pat, his high school sweet heart, since 1969.
Laurie has attended WCC since 1985 - when her husband, Mark, was hired as Worship Leader.
Board of Directors, 19 Jan 2015 [cached]
Mark Stier, Chairman Westerville. OH
Staff Directory, 4 June 2009 [cached]
Mark Stier, Executive Minister email
Woody Hayes showed up at Mark ..., 23 Jan 2011 [cached]
Woody Hayes showed up at Mark Stier's high school football banquet in 1964 and unexpectedly offered him a scholarship. "I think my words back to him were, 'I'm not sure I'm good enough,' " Stier recalls. Sure, Stier knocked ball carriers senseless as a Louisville linebacker. He also played offensive line and helped keep tacklers off Notre Dame-bound Bob Gladieux. But Ohio State? The Big Ten? Saturdays in The Horseshoe? "It's a little different than playing Leetonia on a Friday night with 1,500 people there," Stier observed.
It turns out Stier was good enough. He'll be inducted into the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame on July 17 at Skyland Pines. FOND MEMORIES Beating the O.J. Simpson-led Southern Cal Trojans in the 1969 Rose Bowl might be the bullet point in his career that garners the most attention. But Stier looks at his high school days with equal fondness. "Those were some great years for me personally," a now 62-year-old Stier said. "I'm just thrilled to have that and be included (in the Hall of Fame). Goodness sakes, Stark County football is legendary. It's some of the best of the best, so it's a great honor. These days, Stier delivers the Word. He's executive minister at Westerville Christian Church. During his playing days, Stier delivered punishment. "Just a vicious tackler," described Starkey, a member of the 2004 Hall of Fame class. "He would get to the ball, and he'd stop them. Stier's rough-and-tumble style was at the center of a Louisville defense that allowed double-figure points just twice in three years and pitched 16 shutouts. "I truly enjoyed defense," he said. "It probably fit my personality. I'm kind of (a Type) A personality, an intense kind of guy. Defense was always one of those things that if you tried harder you did better. Offense, that wasn't always the case because you needed to be kind of calm, cool and collected. But on defense, you could kind of let your hair down and fly around and hit people. 'RUN IT AGAIN' Dick Kuhn, two years Stier's junior, followed Stier from Louisville to Ohio State. He'd later call him brother-in-law when Stier married Kuhn's sister, Pat. As a scout team tight end his freshman year at OSU, Kuhn had to run a delay route over the middle in practice. This was Stier's responsibility. But Stier jumped on a different route and Kuhn hauled in a 23-yard pass.
Stier lays me out flat," said Kuhn, who would go on to start at left guard for the 1970 Buckeyes.
I don't think they got it.' "Kuhn got it - again - from Stier."Boy, he could hit you," Kuhn said. FUN TIMES AT LOUISVILLE More than plays and scores, Stier remembers the funny instances of irony that made his Louisville days special. He remembers the rubber chicken that was tossed on the practice field from a passing Piper Cub plane before the Minerva game his senior year. The taunt, supposedly by a Minerva fan, boiled the Leopards' blood. "Truth be known, it was probably our booster president," Stier said with a laugh. e remembers the way he and his teammates threatened to quit as freshmen after the first practices of preseason two-a-days, then threatened again after the second practices and then showed up again each morning. e remembers what he described as a 25-foot papier-mâché Hoover Viking mascot during the North Canton game in 1962. Louisville head coach Hap Lillick issued a warning before the game. " 'Whatever you boys do, don't go over and destroy the Viking,' " Stier recalled. "Well, that's like telling a fourth-grader, 'I just made chocolate chip cookies, but don't you dare eat them.' Of course, the game is over, we win and it's like a magnet. Somebody tackled it, and the thing gets destroyed."A minor fuss ensued between the schools. Lillick played his part and denounced the act. After the season, Stier recalled going to Lillick's house.
After the season, Stier was ready to choose between the Naval Academy and Kent State when Hayes swept in with the offer. He eventually persuaded Stier and his parents that OSU was the right choice, but that didn't necessarily put Stier at ease. He was No. 32 of 32 possible scholarships. "What does that tell you? he asked. ver time, Stier settled in and realized he could compete with anybody. hen the Buckeyes went with a youth movement, Stier found himself starting at linebacker as a sophomore. A difficult growing process began. OSU went 4-5 in 1966 and 6-3 in 1967. Bolstered by a sophomore class that included the likes of Rex Kern, Jack Tatum and Jim Stillwagon, the 1968 Buckeyes anticipated a big season."We thought there was great potential, but that remained to be seen," Stier said. "How are these guys going to do under fire? So my job as a senior captain, senior linebacker was to keep a lid on this thing. A 13-0 win over No. 1-ranked Purdue in Week 3 opened eyes. A 50-14 drubbing of Michigan in the regular-season finale sent the Buckeyes to Pasadena to face The Juice and the Trojans."It's rags to riches. It's Cinderella. It's whatever you want to call it," Stier said.
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