Meet Our Pastor
 
Mark Proctor
(Interim Pastor)
 

Mark Proctor, the Associate Administrator at the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board in Franklin, began his tenure as Yellow Creek’s interim Pastor in February of this year.  He is married to Cynthia and together they have five grown children—Meagan (New York), Drew (Birmingham), Grayson (New York), Rachel (Atlanta), and Madison (Columbia,TN)—thus, they have no money. They also have no pets, because, according to Mark, he knows the difference in right and wrong. (That’s a joke.  Maybe.) 

 

A native of Lubbock, Texas, Mark left a career in consulting engineering after ten years to follow a call to the gospel ministry and began his ministry as a Minister of Education and Administration at a large church in his hometown.  Following that, he planted a church there and then moved to Tennessee where he worked for LifeWay prior to returning to the pastorate as the Pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church in Columbia, TN.  Both Mark and Cynthia, a native of McDonough, GA, now serve with the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.  Cynthia serves as the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director.

 

Mark has a passion to preach the word but on a broader scale he wants followers of Christ to understand the fullness of joy and hope that belong to us as believers.  The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans that, “…endurance produces character and character produces hope.”  So Mark goes the extra mile to be a character…so others might find hope.

 

A two-time graduate of Texas Tech University, the University of Houston, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mark enjoys beginning home improvement projects (completing them is a drag), reading, and figuring out ways to annoy his children, a pastime at which he is particularly gifted.

 

Asked why he would encourage anyone to become a part of Yellow Creek Baptist Church, he will tell you right away, “Because the moment you walk in the door, you’ll have an overwhelming sense that something is different here. It’s a family, a good, good family—one with Christ as the head.”  Why would anyone want to be anywhere else.