I have been the senior
pastor of First Baptist Church and the Administrator of DuBois Christian
Schools since 2002.
I was born in Johnson
City, NY while my dad was a student at Baptist Bible Seminary.
Most of my childhood and teen years were spent in Willingboro, NJ, where
my dad was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Willingboro.
I graduated from Baptist
Bible College of Clarks Summit, PA in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in Bible
and Theology. It was during those years
that I married Deborah Smith. We have
three wonderful children, Melissa, Mark II, and Matthew. My hobbies are fishing and coin collecting.
After graduating from BBC
I began working at Summit Baptist Academy and attended Grace Theological
Seminary and earned a MA in Christian School Administration. The first 14 years of my ministry career was
spent in Christian schools, mostly as an administrator.
My main duties as the DCS Administrator
are to oversee the finances, work with the administrative team, and be
available to handle various issues that may arise. I have also been the Varsity Girls’
Basketball coach for over 10 years and greatly enjoy that opportunity with the
students. It is a real joy and
awesome privilege to partner with parents in the Christian education of their
One of my favorite verses
in working with the students, parents, teachers and staff is Colossians 1:23-24, "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord
and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of
the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ."