Pastor Mark Brooks was the Associate Pastor at Bethesda for 19 years (2002-2021), being called by God to return in July 2023 as Lead Pastor after a two-year absence. He was born and raised in the small community of Rawlinsville, PA in Southern Lancaster County. He earned a bachelor's degree from Messiah University and a Master of Divinity from Evangelical Seminary. Mark currently resides outside the borough of Cressona with his wife, Cindy, an elementary teacher in the Blue Mountain School District. Cindy and Mark love to hike and spend time with family and friends. They are the parents of Sarah and Ryan.
Seeking to utilize his gifts with a pastor's heart, Mark desires to engage, equip, and empower those connected with the community of Bethesda. The goal is to utilize the abilities, gifts, and talents God has given to each of us to be the best representation of Christ we can be to our community. Recognizing Bethesda as "A Healing Community," our hope is to help people come to know the truth, find relationships with God, grow to be like Christ, serve one another, and go into the world.