Mark Snodgrass - Lead Pastor
Follow Pastor Mark on Twitter @PastorMark23
Mark began his ministry here in January 2011. Before coming to NW Arkansas, he served churches in Alabama and Texas. He is passionate about studying the Bible, preaching, and helping people engage in the mission of God.
Pastor Mark was called to ministry at a youth camp in South Carolina where he grew up. In response to this call, he attended Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN) where he received a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry (2000). It was here that he met his wife, Lauren. Shortly after they were married in 2001, Lauren transferred to Samford University (Birmingham, AL), where she finished her B.S. in Education and Mark completed a M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School (2005). Together with their boys, Paul and Luke, our pastor and his wife are honored to make BNAZ their home.
Pastor Mark loves sports of any kind – especially golf and baseball. He loves traveling to new places, going on international mission trips, playing guitar, and being the best husband and father he can be. Other than his obsession with the Chicago Cubs, he’s an all around good guy.
A scripture that captures his life and ministry best is Jeremiah 17:7-8:
Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.