Spotlight Church was relaunched in 2017 as a new congregation of the Central Canada District of The Wesleyan Church of Canada In May 2017, Rev Mark Parker moved to Stratford to recast a vision for Spotlight Church and to serve as the Lead Pastor.
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Mark felt God call him to a life of ministry when he was 18 years old. He went to Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion. Mark has served as lead pastor of various churches for over 35 years, including one he planted in Kemptville, Ontario. In 2010, Mark has served as the Regional Director of Church Planting for the Central Canada District of The Wesleyan Church. He now serves as National Director for Church Planting in The Wesleyan Church of Canada. He enjoys his role as volunteer Chaplain for the Stratford Fire Department among other involvements He is a certified coach and has a life long commitment to learning and to leading others to serve with excellence.
Mark has been married to his wife, Helen, for 32 years and together they have had the joy of raising three great children – two sons and a daughter. The family grew with the addition of 2 daughter-in-laws, a son-in-law, and now Mark and Helen are enjoying the thrill of being Grammy and Grampy to three incredible grandsons!