Mark McGuire- senior pastor
Pastor Mark is a native of Easley and had lived there all his life until moving to Fort Worth, Texas in 1990. He is a graduate of Easley High School (Mark says: “Go Greenwave! Except when at a Wren Game!!!”). He is also a graduate of Central Wesleyan College in Central S.C with a B.A. in Social Studies Education (his plan was to become a school teacher in a middle school). The next step in education was graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas in 1993 with a Master of Divinity Degree.
Pastor Mark is an avid hunter and fisherman. He says “I love being outdoors enjoying God's creation. Seeing His handiwork reminds me of how great our God really is.”
When asked what his passion was, Pastor Mark responded, "My passion? To know and experience the presence and power of God in my life and see His transforming power at work in the lives of people around me. My desire is for my life to have influence and impact beyond the days God gives me on this earth. I want to have a faith that is lived out daily; a faith that is more than a set of beliefs or words spoken, but demonstrated through the actions of my life. I want God to use me to make a difference in the lives of others. The most important people in my life are my family. My wife and boys take priority over all others and what a joy to travel this journey of life with them !"