Mark was born in Chillicothe, OH, in 1962. He was converted to Christ at age 9, while attending a summer church camp. After answering the call to preach during his senior year of high school, Mark attended Welch College (formerly Free Will Baptist Bible College) in Nashville, TN. Besides serving as pastor to the Porter church family, Mark serves as moderator for the Ohio State Association of Free Will Baptists, as well as serving on the board of Free Will Baptist International Missions.
Family: Wife, Deanna (m. April 6, 1985); Daughters, Lacey (Randy) and Hannah; Grandson, Noah.
Came to Porter in: September, 1999.
Favorite Thing about Porter: Getting to minister to, and serve with the wonderful people who make up the Porter church family.
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 in: May, 2016.