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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
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
Triumphing over Troubles, Part 3
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:21-38
Duration: 37 mins 50 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Triumphing over Troubles, Part 2
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:24-30
Duration: 35 mins 10 secs
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
Triumphing over Troubles, Part 1
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Passage: Luke 22:21-23
Duration: 40 mins
Expository preaching from the Gospel of Luke
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