About Mark

Age:  He has been a learner for 59 years
College:  BA, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV (1986)
Graduate:  MDiv, Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL (1999)
Married:  Judy
Children:  Megan & Kevin (son-in-law) & Logan and Colin (grandsons) and Sara

Personal Vision Statement: Live as a catalyst for transformation in myself, others, and churches; that brings us individually and collectively into a deeper life of discipleship and multiplication.

Mark W. Douglas is a pastor, entrepreneur, educator, preacher, speaker, consultant, and former church planter.

Mark currently serves as pastor of Pueblo Light and Life Free Methodist Church in Pueblo, CO.

In 2005 he formed Mark W. Douglas, LLC, and serves as President and CEO.

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Beginning in 2013, Mark has served as Adjunct Faculty at Central Ohio Technical College, Zane State College, and is currently at Pueblo Community College.  Mark primarily teaches in the area of Philosophy.

Mark W. Douglas served as part of the Adjunct Faculty for Central Ohio Technical College teaching PHIL 100 – Critical Thinking, PHIL 150 – Introduction To Philosophy,  PHIL 200 – Introduction to Ethics, and SOC 110 – Cultural Diversity.

He also served as part of the Adjunct Faculty at Zane State College and teaches PHIL 1020 – Introduction To Ethics, ITCS 1700 – Audio Recording, and THTR 1010 – Introduction To Theatre.

Mark currently serves as a member of  the adjunct Faculty at Pueblo Community College in the area of PHIL 111 – Introduction To Philosophy and PHIL 112 – Introduction To Ethics.

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Mark is a lifelong student of cultural history and the emerging culture. He connects on a personal level with individuals with where they are in life. Mark sees people as unique individuals who have much to offer.

As a Pastor or planter (Pueblo Light and Life Free Methodist Church, Caldwell Free Methodist Church, Brighton Free Methodist Church, Mission House, River Of Life Community Church, Fair Oaks Baptist Church, and East Baptist Church), Mark provided visionary leadership to the community of faith. His preaching and teaching was Biblical, conversational and academically in-depth. He brings real life stories and practical examples to his messages.

Mark had the opportunity to study theology under the late Stanley J. Grenz while obtaining his Masters of Divinity Degree at Northern Seminary in Chicago, IL.  Stan’s work THEOLOGY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF GOD and his many other works greatly influenced his theological perspective.

Dallas Williard, author of many works including DIVINE CONSPIRACY, has influenced Mark’s philosophical perspectives.

Mark became acquainted with Miroslav Volf while at seminary.   He continues to be challenged by many of Volf’s publications ( Exclusion and Embrace (1996)After Our Likeness (1998);  A Public Faith: On How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011).

Mark was raised in a Baptist church.   Upon graduation from Northern Seminary Mark was ordained by the American Baptist Churches (local congregation and recognized by American Baptist Churches of Ohio and American Baptist Churches USA).  He is currently an Ordained Elder in The River Conference, Free Methodist Church USA.

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Mark W Douglas LLC is a company with expertise in professional audio reinforcement, professional stage and theatrical lighting, and professional video projection and imaging company.  The company has provided extensive audio, lighting, and video expertise to local productions as well as national and regional touring acts.  In addition to serving the entertainment and production industry Mark is a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, Mark has engaged many audiences on a variety of topics. Using his visionary gift, Mark continues to help individuals, organizations, and agencies understand their unique vision and strategically position themselves to achieve their specific mission and vision.

Mark is in demand as a coach / mentor to numerous individuals, church leaders, and business leaders around the specific areas of spiritual formation, leadership and visioning. He helps individuals understand the emerging culture and how they can interact and influence the culture with a world-view that is based on the life and teachings of Jesus.

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In addition to being a Pastor, a CEO / President, and a college educator, Mark –

  • Is an Eagle Scout.
  • Served as a member of the Finance Resource Team, Ohio Conference of the Free Methodist Church.
  • Is the past ministry innovator for Church Wrights.
  • Is a graduate of the American Baptist Churches USA Church Planters Institute (and served on the faculty).
  • Is the past transformational architect for AboutFace.
  • Is the past producing director for Theatre Zanesville.
  • Served in many regional and national roles within the American Baptist Churches.