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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
Get Off Your High Horse:  How God Humbled a Hater!
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Expository preaching from the book of Acts
Chasing the Chariot:  For God So Loved the World...
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Expository preaching from the book of Acts
True or False:  Separating the Wheat from the Tares
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Expository preaching from the book of Acts
Gather to Scatter:  Reaching the World Outside Our Walls
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Expository preaching from the book of Acts
A Spirit-Filled Man's Witness to a Stiff-Necked People, Part 3
Sunday, May 03, 2020
Expository preaching from the book of Acts
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