Mark Wyatt – Campus Pastor – Anna
What I Do:
I have been in the Christ Fellowship pastoral residence program since September 2014. During this time, I have learned the various aspects of effective ministry at Christ Fellowship. I will be the campus pastor at the future Christ Fellowship campus in Anna, TX.
What I Love About Christ Fellowship:
What my wife and I love about Christ Fellowship is how we were welcomed into the church family. We love that Christ Fellowship reflects its name, that Jesus is central in everything! We love it that the gospel of grace is proclaimed here in word and in deed.
How I Ended Up at Christ Fellowship:
One day my wife was in the area and came into the Christ Fellowship building and she prayed that God would bring us to a church like this. Then two years later through a series of events we found ourselves at Christ Fellowship on a Sunday. I believe God spoke to me that day through a sermon Bruce preached on Matthew 14:22-33. My wife and I knew that we were directed to be here.
Before Christ Fellowship:
I graduated from DTS in 1997 and have been involved in different ministries for over 20 years, including 10 years as a senior pastor. I have also worked on my family’s angus ranch and am a contract welder.
How I Met Jesus:
When I was 11 years old, I was in a mental struggle of whether or not I was going to become a naturalist or believe in Christianity. But I was struck that if naturalism was correct, then there was no answer to the question “why.” It was during that summer I heard the gospel presentation at a very small church while visiting my grandparents. And what caught my attention was that Jesus gave himself up for me. And I thought, “Jesus, if you gave yourself up for me, then I owe you my life and you can have it.”
Favorite Bible Verse:
Ephesians 2:10 and Colossians 1:15-20
I enjoy being with my wife watching my kids play soccer and basketball. I like working with metal, working out, working with my brother and my dad on our family farm.
Random Fun Fact:
My favorite “actor” is Patrick the starfish on SpongeBob SquarePants