Mark, the youngest of four siblings, is a native of Chillicothe, OH. While attending summer church camp, he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at the tender age of nine. After submitting to the call to preach as a senior in high school, Mark attended Welch College (formerly Free Will Baptist Bible College) in Nashville, TN. Besides serving as lead pastor to the Porter church family, Mark serves as moderator for the Ohio State Association of Free Will Baptists, as well as on the board of IM, Inc.
Family: Wife, Deanna (m. April 6, 1985); Daughters, Lacey (Randy) and Hannah; Grandson, Noah.
Came to Porter: September 1999.
Favorite Thing about Porter: The tremendous blessing of walking alongside, and leading men and women, boys and girls in a deeper relationship with Jesus.
Derreck is a native of Scioto County, having graduated from Valley High School in 2011. He is also a 2015 graduate (magna cum laude) of Welch College (Nashville, TN), with a BA: Theological Studies Major; Pastoral Ministry Track.
Family: Wife, Emily (m. August 15, 2015).
Came to Porter: May 2016.