Associate Pastor - Evangelism & Outreach

 

ANDERSON, MARK; (Staff)41Pastor Mark Anderson
Evangelism & Outreach

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil in the Lord will not go in vain.”  1 Corinthians 15:58

Having a desire for pastoral ministry, Mark Anderson earned a BA in Biblical Studies at Bethel University and went on to the M.Div program at Bethel Seminary where he developed his love for the Bible & the Great News of Jesus to bring hope to all who placed their trust in him.  Mark first spent some years in business in the quality assurance field at a distributor company in St. Paul and also in health care.  It is during this time that God gave him a deeper desire for the gospel to be lived out and shared with those in the workplace.  Outside of work, God placed a burden in he and his wife’s heart, for church planting ministries.  This eventually led to being on a team to plant Common Ground Church in Lake Elmo, MN with a long-time Pastor friend who led the effort.  Mark eventually became a Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship at Common Ground Church.  He served for several years of ministry at Common Ground Church before working with Central Mission Church in the Midway area of St. Paul.  Eventually, by God’s grace, he was led to be the Pastor of Outreach and Evangelism at Chisholm Baptist Church in northern Minnesota where he has currently been ministering for over 6 years.

Mark has been married for over 30 years to Brenda, his wonderful partner in ministry.  They have three children.  All have finished college & the two oldest are married.  Mark and his wife have an extended family of several whom they have been able to  take into their home  and have been pleased to have them a part of family. They enjoy hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and sharing time with people in their home from all walks of life.

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