Mark Smith, Senior Pastor

 2013 family photo

A Michigan native, Mark has been married for 27 years to Gale and they are blessed with three grown children.  Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in Bible, a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies followed by a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Studies from Grace Theological

Seminary.  During his 23 years of ministry in three churches he has served as Associate Pastor of Student Ministries, Christian Education, Worship and Administration, along with serving as Senior Pastor.  Mark also enjoys woodworking, hunting, reading, exercising, and spending time on the shores of Lake Michigan with Gale.

Pastor Mark’s Philosophy of Ministry:


“My life message and primary focus for ministry is grace-oriented, which highlights God’s provision, man’s dependent responsibility of surrender, Christian growth and fruitfulness as a result of dying to self, filling by the Holy Spirit, and direction by God’s Word.  I am passionate about the teaching and life-application of God’s Word for ultimately impact of the world for Jesus Christ.”