Rev. Dr. Mark Stauffer, the 4th pastor in the church’s 60
year history, was ordained by American Baptist Churches in 1999. He holds a BS degree from Eastern University
in St. Davids, Pennsylvania earned in 1980 and a Master in Divinity degree earned from Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly
Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), Wynnewood, Pa, in 1999. On May 17th of 2014, Rev. Stauffer earned his Doctorate
Degree from that same institution.
have two adult children, a son and a daughter, and a granddaughter.
Rev. Stauffer’s hobbies include home repair and renovation, sports, and music. He
enjoys keeping up-to-date with current events, and utilizing the benefits of computers and the Internet.
Rev. Stauffer describes himself as a high-energy person with a drive to get things done and an ability to
relate comfortably with all age groups. He states that his practical leadership and administration skills
(which include his leadership in worship, pastoral care, education, mission, and evangelism) help him to successfully expand
an broaden the ministries of the church.
vision and hope for the church is to be effective in carrying out the mandates of Scripture in order to fulfill God’s
call fully and effectively and to represent Scripture with a goal toward fulfilling the Great Commission (Matt. 28.18), the
Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37-40), and the Great Criteria (Matt. 25:31-46).
He is described by others as a strong leader who inspires people and has a passion for service.
He is greatly liked by people in the community, works cooperatively with other churches, and is innovative both in
worship and in other areas of service. They described him as energetic and attentive to people with needs.
They believe he is best suited for a church that is willing to reach out to the community.
us at Highlawn as we enter into this exciting time under Pastor Mark's leadership!