Rev. Mark Knowles

 Pastor  Mark, or just 'Mark' as he likes to be called, comes to us from the  First Presbyterian Church of Port Charlotte, FL, where he served as  Senior Pastor. He has previously served as Pastor in smaller  Presbyterian churches in Indiana and South Carolina. In addition, he served as Associate Pastor of a large Presbyterian church in Panama City, FL. Prior to enteringseminary he also worked with the youth in two large Presbyterian churches in Atlanta.  Mark is a graduate of the University of Georgia and received his Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon/Conwell in Massachusetts. He worked on his doctorate at Columbia Seminary in Georgia.   Mark  grew up in the south, living in such places as Opelika, Ozark, Eufaula,  and Birmingham. He spent most of his school years in Georgia. He comes  to us with a wide range of pastoral experience, serving churches ranging  from 35 to 3500 in average Sunday attendance. Pastor Mark says his  'heart' is in the small church 'where everyone knows everybody' and he  says he is looking forward to sharing with us his God given interests in  preaching, leadership, evangelism, and pastoral care as we 'share life together' in Guntersville