I was born in Long Beach California, grew up in Lakewood and was raised a Jehovah Witness, But then I was introduced to Jesus Christ by my nephew Gary, and became born again in February 1985.
I was saved by the prayers of God’s people. My twin brother Mike Lewis and I had a church praying for us for over a year. I was playing in the music scene in Hollywood when I was saved. I began to go to church and God touched my heart! No alter call or anyone praying with me, I just cried out to Jesus.
I first felt the calling to be a pastor about 8 years into my walk with the Lord. I didn’t answer the call because I feared of being a bad example and in James 3:1 “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” didn’t help. But on October 2nd 1994 I was ordained by my brother Mike Lewis.
Today, being a Pastor is a blessing. By being able to help the homeless, do marriage counseling and giving bible studies, God has truly blessed me and my family. My faith has increased so much being a pastor, Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” My kids are saved. They’re not perfect, but are saved. My family is a huge part of my life. God ordained the family and I’m so glad He did it the way He did. I love my family and my church family.
In His Service,
Pastor Mark Lewis