Mark began his ministry at Homewood in August 2010. He and his wife Rachel have four children: Caleb, Rebekah, Amanda and Daniel. Before coming to Homewood Mark was the Senior Pastor of the Faith Bible Church (EFCA) in Bradenton, Florida for 18 years. His seminary studies were at Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. Mark is passionate about preaching sermons that are in-depth yet with a life application orientation to them. His hobbies include a variety of sports and reading a variety of literature.
Pastor of Worship
Karen Mowers is part time staff as choir director for our first service and Barnard Walker is part time staff as worship leader for our second, contemporary, service.
Pastor of Student Ministries
Andy was born and raised in the Quad Cities and grew up as a Homewood Kid. Upon graduation from United Township High School in 2010, he attended Southwest Baptist University and received a B.A. in Biblical Studies. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, the outdoors, and exploring all that life has to offer with friends and family. In January of 2016, Andy joined the Homewood team as the Pastor of Student Ministries. More than anything, Andy wants to help students come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He desires to show them that life with Jesus is not about legalistically following all of the rules and not having any fun (like he once thought), but discovering the adventure that awaits them if they will whole hearted surrender their lives to Jesus, step out in faith, and pursue Jesus above all else.
Director of Children''s MInistries
Barb has joined us in this capacity. Barb served with Youth Hope for about 10 years and has a great love for the Lord and children and families.