Mark Bethea grew up in the Montgomery area, graduating from Montgomery Academy in 2006 and attending Auburn University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Upon graduation from Auburn, Mark completed his Master’s degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and began serving the local church.
For several years, Mark served bi-vocationally as the Pastor of Argo Baptist Church in Trussville and also as an editor at New Hope Publishers in Birmingham. He currently serves as the Associate Pastor for Outreach and Evangelism at Montgomery’s First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Brittany, have two young children, Micah (2 years) and Helen Ann (8 months).
As a minister, Mark has watched the resolve of the community and the church coming together to fight against cancer together. His mother, Jenny, was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2014 and after a couple periods of remission, passed away in September of 2017. Through that experience, watching her courageously endure treatments, surgery, trial studies, and maintaining a peace that surpassed all understanding, Mark penned a short devotional book entitled, 30 Days of Hope for Peaceful Living.
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