Mark joined the pastoral staff North Fairfield in 1997. He is a graduate of Temple Baptist College in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts with his major in pastoral studies. Mark has earned a Master of Divinity at Newburgh Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana, with his major in preaching. In June 2014, Mark earned a Doctor of Ministry degree at Newburgh Theological Seminary with his major in pastoral ministries. He began his preaching and teaching ministry early in 1983. Mark has two biblical principles that guide his pastoral ministry: 1) is to be an effective leader you must be willing to serve; 2) we must teach those things that become sound doctrine. He believes that the Bible teaches that all leadership of the church should reflect both of those principles. Pastor Mark also has served on several different committees of the Executive Board for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio and the Southern Baptist Convention. Before accepting the call as the Senior Pastor position in February 2005, Mark worked in the grocery warehouse industry for 25 years. Pastor Mark’s preaching and teaching style has always been biblically based. His sermons are always drawn from the Scripture with practical challenges and applications from the message. Mark preaches “sermon series” and usually bases those series on a book of the Bible taking it verse by verse to proclaim the truth about God and His Son. Preaching should always focus on the truth found in the person of Jesus Christ! Mark enjoys spending time with his wife Brenda. They have been married since 1980 and have two adult children: son, Mark Daniel, and a daughter Lauren Elizabeth. Pastor Mark has several different interests that he enjoys in his free time. He loves to ride his road bicycle with friends and he is an avid outdoors man, a passion passed down from his father.
Associate Pastor —
Discipleship & Missions
Matt has been at North Fairfield Baptist Church since June of 2004. He received his Bachelors Degree in Religious Studies in 2003 from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY, and completed his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. At 17 he accepted the call to full-time ministry and since then has served as a summer youth intern at two churches in Louisville, part-time youth pastor at McKee Baptist Church in McKee, KY, and has served as the Youth Pastor, Education Pastor, and Missions Pastor here at North Fairfield. He currently serves as the Associate Pastor, with primary responsibilities in discipleship, missions and administration. Matt is married to Theresa, a teacher in Fairfield, Ohio, and they have three children, Canaan, Tytus and Maecy.
Jeff joined the staff at North Fairfield in September of 2012. He felt God calling him and his family to join the team at NFBC and lead the Worship Ministry. Jeff believes that worship is much more than music. It’s a lifestyle devoted to what is most important to us. God has created us as worshiping beings and He desires that we worship Him with our lives. He believes that music is an important part of our corporate worship experience and that God desires that the songs on our lips be an overflowing expression of the love in our hearts for Him. Prior to joining NFBC, Jeff was Worship Leader at Fairfield West Baptist for 12 years. Jeff is married to Michelle and they have two girls, Emily and Maggie.
Justin joined the staff at North Fairfield in October of 2012. He has a passion and commitment to partner with families for the purpose of guiding children into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging them in their spiritual growth, and equipping them to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Prior to joining NFBC, Justin served at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in the areas of children, youth, and music. Justin is married to Tiffany and they have three children; Hayden, Ashtyn and Grayson.
Paul has been at North Fairfield Baptist Church since November 2015. Paul and Lauren were married right after Paul joined the staff at NFBC. They live in Fairfield Township. He is a nurse and is also at student at UC to become a nurse practitioner. He enjoys being active, playing nerdy board games, hanging out with his family of four (wife & two dogs) and spending time with friends. Also, Paul let Lauren write his bio.