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Pastor Mark is committed to teaching and preaching God’s Word by clearly explaining the meaning of the text and helping others grasp its significance for their everyday lives.
Pastor Mark Brock was born in California, but grew up in Wisconsin. He was raised in a Christian home and was saved at an early age. It wasn’t until shortly before entering college, however, that Mark felt God calling him to pastoral ministry. While attending Maranatha Baptist University and Seminary, he met his wife, Charity, who was raised in a pastor’s home. It was sometime during his college years in Wisconsin that God began leading Mark particularly to the Western US.
During college, Mark served as an Awana director and was heavily involved in the college ministries of his church. In 2001, he joined First Baptist Church of Capac, Michigan, and began serving as youth pastor until 2005. It was during this time that Mark attended Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, where he went on to graduate with Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. After this time of preparation, the Lord led him to begin the process of starting Crossway Baptist Church. Mark also graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree in expository preaching from The Master’s Seminary.
After this time of preparation, the Lord led Mark to begin the process of starting a church in California. He worked with about twenty different churches from the Midwest to work towards planting a new church. In 2006, the Brocks moved to Bakersfield to begin the work of planting Crossway Baptist Church. Pastor Mark and his family have been laboring at Crossway since that time. The Lord has blessed Mark and Charity with three daughters, Sydney, Addison, and Charlize, and two sons, Haddon and Solomon. The Brocks are also involved in foster care.
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Pastor Jeremy grew up in Wisconsin with parents who loved Christ and demonstrated a great commitment to the local church. For most of his life, he desired to serve the Lord in some kind of vocational ministry. He loves teaching people to read their Bible with a commitment to accuracy and careful investment in the work of Bible study so that the Word of God can be understood in all of its life-changing power.
Jeremy attended college at Maranatha Baptist University. Upon graduation, he moved to the island of Saipan where he served as a middle school teacher. On Saipan, Jeremy met Anna and shortly after returning to the United States they were married. After marriage Jeremy attended seminary at Maranatha Baptist Seminary. Jeremy also served as the youth pastor of Hudson View Baptist Church in Yonkers, NY, until being called to minister at Grace Baptist Church in Sheboygan, WI. In Sheboygan, Jeremy served as a solo pastor in a church revitalization project for 6 years. In 2018, he accepted the call to serve at Crossway as an associate pastor.
Jeremy and Anna have three children – Haddon, Grayson, and Ainsley. Jeremy enjoys camping and hiking with his family, technology, the Green Bay Packers, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.