SENIOR STAFF

REV. MARK LYDECKER
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Mark serves as our Executive and Outreach Pastor since March 2013. He oversees many facets of ministry including daily operations, finance and budgets, personnel, and outreach. He especially enjoys managing the oversight of our missions partnership with 38 missionaries and organizations. He can be seen constantly walking the church building on Sundays in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. Mark loves engaging with people and has a passion to see evangelism woven into the lives of every church member and attendee. He enjoys praying with people at the close of almost every service and often sees first-time commitments to Christ. He also does a significant amount of reading and consults other churches in leadership, outreach, and church transformation.

Mark has served as a national denominational leader, a collegiate campus minister, a missionary, a Senior Pastor, and in finance and insurance. He holds an M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, as well as a ministry bachelors degree from Summit University.

REV. MARK LYDECKER
EXECUTIVE PASTOR

Mark serves as our Executive and Outreach Pastor since March 2013. He oversees many facets of ministry including daily operations, finance and budgets, personnel, and outreach. He especially enjoys managing the oversight of our missions partnership with 38 missionaries and organizations. He can be seen constantly walking the church building on Sundays in order to make sure everything runs smoothly. Mark loves engaging with people and has a passion to see evangelism woven into the lives of every church member and attendee. He enjoys praying with people at the close of almost every service and often sees first-time commitments to Christ. He also does a significant amount of reading and consults other churches in leadership, outreach, and church transformation.

Mark has served as a national denominational leader, a collegiate campus minister, a missionary, a Senior Pastor, and in finance and insurance. He holds an M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, as well as a ministry bachelors degree from Summit University.



DID YOU KNOW?
Pastor Mark is a true-blue New Yorker. He was born and raised in upstate and since then has lived in 5 other states. He is very happy to be back here again! His family history dates back to 1545 in New Amsterdam (Manhattan) and his father’s family line was 100% Dutch. Mark’s father (a former Bay Shore resident) was the youngest (age 21) AFL-CIO labor union president in the country. His great-grandfather served in the Union army and fought in several key battles including the Battle of Atlanta and General Sherman’s march to Savannah.
Get to know Pastor Mark
Mark is married to Lynn. They enjoy visiting the City, beaches, and national parks. Mark has traveled through 102 different airports worldwide and visited 26 countries. He has eaten an ice cream cone in 30 states.
Their daughter, Lindsay, and son in law, Brandon, recently adopted two boys from Haiti. Mark and Lynn are thrilled to be grandparents!
Mark loves sports. His favorite teams are the New York Yankees, the Florida Gators, and the USF Bulls. He also enjoys watching comedies like the Jets, Giants, or a minor league team like the Mets.