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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
Raging Against the King
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Passage: Luke 23:1-12
Duration: 40 mins 58 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
God on Trial:  The King of Kings Versus the Kangaroo Court
Sunday, May 05, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:63-71
Duration: 44 mins 9 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Three Strikes But Not Out!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:54-62
Duration: 42 mins 22 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
The Ultimate Betrayal Sealed With a Kiss
Sunday, April 07, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:47-53
Duration: 43 mins 36 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
God in the Garden:  The Battle of Gethesemane
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:40-46
Duration: 35 mins 38 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
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