The Mandarin Baptist Church Pastor Search Team is pleased to introduce Dr. Mark Seagle “Consumed for that which is ultimate” Who is Mark Seagle? 46 years old, husband and father of five Experienced Senior Pastor Well-educated lifelong learner Team-oriented servant leader DISC Personality Styles: Influencer, Dominant Avid runner, loves sports, family time and going to the beach The Seagle Family His Bride Married to Susan Seagle for 21 years Elementary school teacher - B.S. from Univ. of Alabama, - M.A. from Auburn - Ed.S. from Univ. of So. Miss. Susan is a true partner in ministry and is particularly gifted in personal evangelism His Pride Proud father of Cynthia (16), Lydia (13), John Mark (11), Julia (7) and Ella (4) Ministry Experience Currently the Pastor of Spiritual Formations & Maturity at Valley View Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL, a church of 1,300 + that has baptized over 250 people in the past 2 years. Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Crestview, FL from 1997-2009: – Led church revitalization with continuous annual growth from 50 to over 900 over 12+ years – Emmanuel’s significant growth under Mark’s leadership was the subject of a 2007 NOBTS doctoral dissertation by Ron Holman Emmanuel Baptist Church (Growth during Mark Seagle’s tenure) 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Avg. Worship Attendance Baptisms 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Avg. Small Group Attendance Total Members 2008 References Mark comes with strong references, some of which are known to MBC, including: Bob Bumgarner, Church Leadership Development Group Lead Strategist, Florida Baptist Convention Dr. Cecil Seagle (Mark’s dad), former Missions Division Director, Florida Baptist Convention and now the Executive Director of the Indiana Baptist Convention Dr. John Sullivan, Executive Director of the Florida Baptist Convention Quotes about Mark Seagle from Dr. John Sullivan “One of the most creative and innovative people I know” “Has a particular ability to see people where they are and move them to where they need to be” “Gifted preacher, Biblical, on target” “Strong leader, especially gifted in leading men” “Loves students and reaching them for Christ” “Emmanuel Baptist Church was a different church under Mark’s leadership” Why Mark Seagle? We unanimously believe this is God’s man. Mark has a powerful combination of character, integrity, leadership ability, experience and unique fit. Mark is gifted in dynamic, innovative, expository Biblical preaching. He communicates the gospel passionately and effectively to all generations, and is creative in approach but theologically solid and committed to Biblical integrity of the message. He is a proven leader with experience in leading church revitalization and growth with a concern for “no one left behind.” Why Mark Seagle? Intentional focus on spiritual transformation and discipleship (what we are “becoming”) Personally active in and supportive of local and global missions. Strong commitment to families and students. Collaborative leader with emphasis on vision casting, servant leadership and accountability. Next Steps Mark, Susan and the Seagle family are coming to Mandarin on August 10-12th. • He and Susan will meet with various church leaders, ministry teams and other groups. • On Saturday, August 11 at 2:00 pm, we will have a church-wide Meet & Greet / Q&A Session / Speciallycalled Business Meeting (as specified in MBC by-laws). • On Sunday, August 12, Mark Seagle will meet with all adult classes at 9:00 am and preach in view of a call at 10:30 am, immediately followed by a church-wide vote without discussion (also per MBC by-laws).