Mark Bane currently serves as director of evangelism and new church development for the USA/Canada Region Church of the Nazarene. He is also the founding lead pastor of a new church plant, Total Life Church of the Nazarene, in the urban core of Kansas City. Prior to this role, he served as district superintendent of the Joplin District (June 2013-July 2017). After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University, he continued his education at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, the School of Large Church Management (tract 2), and is a certified personality trainer. He is also a certified senior master trainer with Dynamic Church Planting International and is a certified church planting master assessment director.
Mark served as a member of the board of trustees for Point Loma Nazarene University for six years, where he also chaired an auxiliary committee and served on the executive committee. As a senior pastor, he was responsible for planting eight new churches.
He loves preaching, teaching, and developing leaders and is highly committed to evangelism and the starting of new churches. Making Christlike disciples is a vital part of his ministry, as 1,500 souls have joined the church by profession of faith in his pastoral ministry. Twenty-four of those are now in ministry as a result. Under Mark’s leadership as district superintendent, the Joplin district grew in every category, and planted 50 new churches, including 15 fully organized churches, growing the district from 67 to 82 organized churches.
He and his wife Cheryl have been happily married for 35 years, and they have two adult children: Katie (and spouse, Mike Finn) of Kansas City, and Kelley (and spouse Jeff Rossmann) of Georgia.
Mark’s life mission is “win as many people to Jesus as possible, then die.”