Our Story

The history of St. Mark Lutheran Church dates back to March 25, 1965, when our first organizational meeting was held. Less than a month later, our first worship service was held at Tucker High School, with the Rev. Mark Pepoon. We first started meeting in the small house on the back of our current property - there was no church building until 1968. When we had outgrown the small farm house we were worshipping in, we then started meeting at Brockett Elementary School, until we were able to break ground on our church building.) The first service in our new building was held on April 14, 1968.

On April 18, 1971, 110 people attended our first Easter Breakfast. We still hold on to this time-honored tradition.  

On January 21, 1980, construction on our fellowship hall and church offices began. 

On October 9, 1988 we completed renovations to beautify our santuary and dedicated our cross of nails to the glory of God. Made by an artist in Florida, the cross is made of hundreds of nails that would be similar to the ones that were used to nail Jesus' hands and feet to the cross. It is a very moving visual reminder of the sacrifice our savior made for us when he died on the cross for our sins.  

In 2005, we celebrated our 40th anniverary, and we look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2015!  In the past several years, St. Mark has grown and changed. We are proud to be A DIVERSE CHURCH SERVING A DIVERSE COMMUNITY:

In addition to St. Mark's English service, we have two other church bodies worshipping under our roof: 

 

The Wengelawit Eritrean Ministry, led by the Rev. Hiruy Gebremichael: 

 

 

Chin Community Baptist Church: Pastor Biak leads the newest worshiping community to share our facilities…the Chin Community Baptist Church.  Services are Sunday at 3:00pm with Fellowship afterwards.  The Chins are one of the minority ethnic groups in Burma.

  

At St. Mark our hope for the future is to welcome even more people into our church family! Please join us this Sunday! 

 

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