Pastor Mark G. “Marcos” Van Dorn is the Lead Pastor of Florida Faith Church, a multicultural community “Living Faith For Real People”. He is a disciple of Jesus Christ, father, family man, friend and extreme sports enthusiast. Mark was born in New Jersey and he and his wife Olga have been an integral part of our South Florida community for over 19 years. Mark spent a large part of his life living between Denver, Colorado and Madrid, Spain and his wife is from Caceres, Spain. He can often be found kayaking, scuba diving or surfing in South Florida. Mark spent the first 40-years of his life focused on education, business, language and culture, earning degrees including a Masters of Business Administration and a Doctorate in Business Administration. Mark’s call to Christ sent him to seminary in 2013 to also complete a Master of Divinity degree. He has held executive and administrative positions with state universities and within private and public business enterprise. Mark’s wife, Olga is a journalist for NBC. Mark and Olga have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, Gloria who is the light of their lives.
In 2009, God called Mark to full-time ministry and he gradually stepped away from his career to serve and glorify Jesus Christ. Almost immediately he launched “Wine Study and Bible Tasting” on the beach and began serving as a volunteer young adult and youth pastor, preaching minister and even performed for several years in a contemporary Christian band. Mark has served in pastoral roles in well established churches in Fort Lauderdale, Harbor Beach and Pompano Beach. Mark was also named International Swimming Hall of Fame’s First Chaplain! God graced Mark with a unique curriculum in life and he finds his strength as a servant leader.