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Dr. Mark Thompson

Dr. Mark Thompson

Role: Pastor | Education and Discipleship

Mark was born in Syracuse, NY and was adopted soon after his birth.  He joined the Marine Corps in 1982 and retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant on August 31, 2010 as the Electronics Maintenance Chief for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.  Mark was saved in Okinawa, Japan at the Maranatha Baptist Church in 1985.  Subsequently, he served in many capacities in various churches to include Sunday school teacher/director, AWANA leader and commander, deacon, and bus director.  He met Denise Cooper in Okinawa, Japan and they were married on June 22, 1988.

 
The Lord blessed them with four great children: Stephanie (a Marine linguist married to Sergeant Deric John), Rachel (married to Corporal Evan Drain), Benjamin (a Navy aviation machinist ) and Kathleen (a junior in high school), all home-schooled by Denise and three wonderful grandchildren:  Asher, Vashti, and Maddie.
 

Mark was licensed to preach by the Calvary Baptist Church of San Francisco in 1995, ordained as a deacon in 1993 and as a minister of the Gospel at Centerview Baptist Church on May 31, 2010. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He wrote his dissertation on marriage enrichment in the local church with an emphasis on military couples.  His hobbies include golf, chess and reading.

Latest sermons by
Preparing for the Cross, Part  1
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Duration: 39 mins 40 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Since Jesus is Coming Soon, Here's What We Are to Do!, Part 2
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Passage: Luke 21:29-38
Duration: 37 mins 52 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Since Jesus is Coming Soon, Here's What We Are to Do!, Part 1
Sunday, February 03, 2019
Passage: Luke 21:29-38
Duration: 38 mins 57 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Critical Mass:  Are You Ready?
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Passage: Luke 21:20-28
Duration: 39 mins 32 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Be Cautious, Be Prepared, Be Assured, Part 2
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Passage: Luke 21:5-19
Duration: 40 mins 37 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
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