Rev. Mark Rackley was born and raised in Austin, TX. He attended Bethel University in McKenzie, TN, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. From there, he studied at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, where he earned a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education. He has served churches in Tennessee and Georgia.
Two aspects of ministry bring great joy to Pastor Mark. The first aspect is seeing the light turn on for people when they have “Aha” moments. The second aspect is when God brings us together as a congregation and as a community to help others, to point each other towards God, to share God’s loving kindness with everyone, and to glorify God.
Mark enjoys hiking, riding his road bike, reading a good book, listening to music, playing guitar, going to the theatre, cooking, and discovering new restaurants. Most of all, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and friends.