Vote on Mark Hobson to serve as Associate Pastor of Park Hill Baptist Church at the conclusion of each morning worship service. Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00–10:30 a.m. • Fellowship Hall Church-wide Fellowship with Mark and Melissa for all church members and guests, including deacons, mission leaders and support group leaders Sunday, April 12, 2015 8:15 and 10:55 a.m. • Worship Center Mark Hobson to share his personal testimony in both Morning Worship Services WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Park Hill Baptist Church 201 East C Avenue North Little Rock, AR 72116 Mark Hobson View of a Call Weekend Associate Pastor Park Hill Baptist Church April 11–12, 2015 LETTER FROM THE PASTOR Outreach, missions, and pastoral care are an important part of Park Hill Baptist Church. In recent weeks God has been at work in the process of seeking a competent leader for this area of our church. Prayer, intentionality, and many hours have been a part of the journey. I am excited to share that the Associate Pastor Search Committee will be recommending Mark Hobson to join our church staff. With this mailing you will find information that will be helpful in getting better acquainted with Mark and his family. Please study the information provided in this mailing. Let me encourage you to plan to be with us on the ‘view of a call’ weekend, April 11-12 to meet Mark and his wife, Melissa. You will find in the schedule of weekend events an opportunity for you to personally greet and visit with Mark. Mark is a man who has a deep commitment and love for the Lord. It was under the leadership of Dr. Bob Harper at First Baptist Church in White Hall, Arkansas, that Mark and Melissa felt God’s calling to full-time vocational ministry. Mark and his family have faithfully followed God’s call and direction in their life. Sharing the gospel, caring for people, casting vision, and enjoying his family are all a part of what I see in this man. He brings with him a desire to grow, connect and impact our local community with the good news of Christ. I, along with the search committee, have sensed God’s hand and leadership in these months leading up to this recommendation. I ask that you make this a matter of prayer for our church as well as for the Hobson family. Devotedly Your Pastor, Biographical Information Mark A. Hobson PERSONAL INFORMATION Hometown: White Hall, Arkansas • Age: 44 Wife: Melissa Ann Hobson, married on August 4, 1990 Children: Olivia Grace Hobson • Born December 19, 2001 Claire Elizabeth Hobson • Born March 2, 2004 EDUCATION Pursuing Master of Divinity Degree May 2014–Present from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky • Concentration: Pastoral Ministry Master of Arts of Missiology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, May 2013 • Concentration: Missions Strategy and Practice Bachelor of Organizational Management from John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, May 2007 Associate of Science from Southeast Arkansas Technical College, Pine Bluff, Arkansas • Major: Electronics and Industrial Electricity MINISTRY EXPERIENCE 2012–Present • Church Planter and Catalytic Connector with the International Mission Board, Bogotá, Colombia Ken Shaddox MARK’S PERSONAL STATEMENT Although I did not have the opportunity to experience the blessings of a Christian home early in my life, I came to know Jesus Christ at the age of 23. In 2004 God began calling my family to full time vocational ministry through the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. My wife and I were appointed with the IMB in 2007. Having had the opportunity to minister to people in three different Latin American countries, we believe God is now leading us to return to the United States. While I have delighted in the privilege of serving the Lord as a Southern Baptist missionary, I have begun to sense that God is calling me to serve as a local church pastor. My heart is to guide a congregation in active participation of The Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36–40) and Great Commission (Matthew 28–19–20). My desire is a long-term ministry investing in the life of a local congregation while growing together in our walk with the Lord. June 2010–June 2012 • Catalytic Connector for Buenos Aires, Argentina December 2008–June 2010 • Church Planter in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 2007–December 2008 • Full time Spanish Language Student at Instituto Languaje Espanol, Part-time ministry in Men’s Drug Rehab Center, San Jose, Costa Rica OTHER EMPLOYMENT September 1993–September 2008 Industrial Electrician with Arcelor Corporation, White Hall, AR Note from Mark: Preaching/teaching is my favorite part of our ministry. I have been given the privilege to preach and teach in house and traditional church settings with frequency in the United States, Argentina, and Colombia. These opportunities have included both English and Spanish speaking congregations.
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