In June 2013, the Lord called Alex Mark and his family to Beaufort to serve as pastor of First Scots. The journey to Beaufort was a kind providence of God for the Marks, as Alex grew up here and has always longed to return to Beaufort. And as a third generation Beaufortonian, it is a joy for the Marks to be surrounded by their family, as well as their new church family at First Scots.
The son of Larry and Robyn Mark, Alex became a Christian during college in 2003 and was called into ministry shortly thereafter. College was also where he met his wife Stefany. After graduation, the couple spent seven years in Dillon, SC, where Alex served as Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church (PCA) from 2003 until 2006. After that, he stayed in Dillon and served as Assistant Headmaster of Dillon Christian School from 2006 until 2010. He also served as Pastoral Assistant at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) during that time.
In the summer of 2010, God called the Mark family to seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. In the course of his three years of seminary, Alex served as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Douglas Kelly, a noted theologian and author, and was an intern at Sovereign Grace PCA in Charlotte.
Alex and Stefany have three sons, Joshua, Charlie and Samuel.
Alex considers his work with First Scots to be the most exciting and significant ministry in which he has served. As a pastor, he has many various duties, but he sees his primary duties as preaching the Word, spending time with church members, and praying for his congregation.