We are delighted to inform you that we have now appointed Mark Petrauskas to be the new Pastor of SCC.
His start date is 1st January and as well as welcoming Mark, we will also be welcoming his wife Karen, his son Joseph (13) and daughter Zoe-Beth (6) into our fellowship. (see further information below).
Mark will join us from being the Pastor at New Forest Christian Fellowship, a thriving church that he pioneered 3 years ago on behalf of Elim. Some of you may also know Mark as he previously spent time with us at SCC during his ministry training and also from his subsequent visits to the Church whilst serving in local ministry.As a leadership we believe that through a rigorous, reflective and prayerful appointment process, God has led us unanimously to appoint Mark and we are excited with the gifts he will bring when joining the team to lead the Church, as we look to fulfil the vision that came from our members meeting in November 2016.
We see that Mark has the ability, enthusiasm and shared vision to serve God in the community of Springbourne and believe that his best and most fruitful years of ministry are ahead of him.
We hope that you are excited by this news and like us that you will feel God’s peace about it.
We ask that you would pray for Mark and his family as they prepare to join us and to continue to pray for us as a leadership.
Further information about Mark
Mark has been in Elim Pentecostal Churches ministry since 2005 when he studied at Regents Theological College. Since coming into ministry Mark has pastored a rural community church in South Somerset for 3 years as well as being Assistant Pastor at another local Elim Church. He has a mission to preach and teach the Word of God through the Holy Spirit
Mark is the Vice President of a local Motorcycle Ministry, the Knights of Antioch, where he is a Chaplain in the biker scene. Mark has also been involved in Prison Ministries and speaks at local schools and he is not afraid to ‘get stuck in’ and mix with people from all walks of life.
Mark is married to Karen who is a Worship Leader who currently heads up the musicians at New Forest Christian Fellowship. She has a heart to lead people into full Worship through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Outside of church, Karen runs her own online marketing business KJP Creative and enjoys being around friends and family. Mark & Karen have been married since 1999 and have two beautiful children, Joseph and Zoe-Beth.