Mark Porter Returns to the Pastorate
Mark Porter joined the staff of the Wyoming Southern Baptist Convention, and as Southeast Director of Missions in September of 2000. He came to the Convention and the Associations for the Southeast from being pastor at Antelope Valley Baptist Church in Gillette. And, at the end of October this year Mark left the staff of the WSBC, from the position of State Missions Strategist & South Region Missionary, to become pastor of Life Point Church in Cheyenne. He started his ministry at Life Point on November 1st.
Mark served the churches of the Southwest well as missionary, and was the main drive in the development of Cheyenne Frontier Days ministry each summer – involving the churches of the Cheyenne area, as well as mission teams, in distributing water bottles at parades and other events. Those bottles, around 50,000 each year, had an evangelistic message on them. And, churches and volunteers did other ministries to engage people with the gospel. Countless presentations of the gospel resulted from those ministries, and each year decisions were made for Christ. This last summer 140 professions of faith were recorded.
Mark has also been very involved in the transition team planning of our Future Study Group over the last several years, and supportive of significant changes that resulted from those plans. We have appreciated Mark’s cooperative and supportive spirit, and his involvement in all of these years of him ministry with the Convention and Associations, and in the new South Region. He and Janice have been great friends to all of those who serve in Wyoming, whether through his ministry role, and also in their interaction with folks across the state.
I know all of us join in wishing Mark and Janice the best of blessings from the Lord in this new role as pastor and wife, and we wish Life Point the best from the Lord in effectiveness to continue reaching Cheyenne and the area for Christ, and in gathering believers for worship, ministry and discipleship.
By Lynn Nikkel