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Pastoral Staff, Ministry Staff, Senior Staff


Rev. Mark Wheatley

Senior Pastor


When did you begin working at People’s Baptist? 

I began as a Sr. Pastor on June 1st, 2005…but I also served as the asst. pastor from 1990-1992, and as song leader/asst. youth pastor from 1987-1992.


What is one of your favorite scripture?

Joshua 1: 9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”


What are your top 3 favorite movies?

Day the earth Stood Still (1951 version, of course!), Man of Steel, Star Trek First Contact.


What is your hidden talent or a fun fact about you?

I can hold my breath for two minutes under water.


What is one of your favorite song to sing in church?

Holy, Holy, Holy


What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled?

Copper Harbor, Mi


What makes you laugh the most?

a really good clean joke

What is your favorite family tradition?

playing games around the table during the holidays


Pastor Mark is the husband of 34 years to Susan, and together they have raised five wonderful children, and they live in Lapeer, MI. Both he and Susan are natives of the Lapeer area. Pastor Mark has been in the ministry since 1987, and holds a Master of Theology from Campbellsville University, a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, and is currently working on his PhD in Leadership through Johnson University.  Pastor Mark describes himself as a Christ follower, and his heart desire is to see people receive Christ, to help them grow in their faith, and take their place as active participants in ministering to others.