FAMILY: My name is Mark Weiss and my wife’s name is Sara. We were married in September of 1974. We have four adult daughters. Three of them are married with children and one is still single.
CONVERSION TO CHRIST: I was born in 1954 and was raised in the Lutheran Church. As a Lutheran I was baptized as an infant, went through catechism training, was confirmed and was faithful to attend church and partake of the Lord’s Supper. Yet I did not know the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.
In January of 1973, my Dad, who had been saved some years before, explained to me that I needed to have Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. He lovingly showed me from the Scriptures how to be saved and have my sins forgiven. That day I asked Jesus Christ to save me and was later baptized in the Southside Baptist Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (now named Wyldewood Baptist Church).
CALL TO THE MINISTRY: In 1976, while at the Wyldewood Baptist Church in Oshkosh, Wisconsin God dealt with my heart concerning full-time service for Him. At that time the Lord showed me He wanted me to preach the gospel and I yielded to that call.
EDUCATION: I am a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wisconsin. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies in 1980.
ORDINATION: I was ordained to the gospel ministry following my graduation from Maranatha by the Calvary Baptist Church in Jefferson, Wisconsin in 1980.
EXPERIENCE: I have served as pastor of 2 different churches in Wisconsin, 1 in Indiana, and 1 in Texas before coming to the Stoughton Baptist Church. God has blessed in all of these churches with souls being saved, people growing in their Christian faith, and lives being changed for the glory of God. I praise the Lord for the opportunity to serve Him and the people at Stoughton Baptist Church.
OBJECTIVES: My objectives are found in the Great Commission. That is, to win the lost, to see them baptized and added to the church, and to teach them all things our Lord has commanded in His Word. I feel that this is best accomplished by the weekly services of the church and its outreach ministries. As we try to fulfill the Great Commission it is also important that we try our best to glorify the Lord in all we do.