Mark Yoakum is the Director of Church Ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. He leads the Church Ministries Team with a focus on Sunday School, Church Growth, Discipleship, Worship and Administration.
Mark graduated from college with a double major of Math and Physics. He later received his Master of Religious Education and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft Worth.
Mark has served various size churches as Minister of Music, Youth, Education and Discipleship for the last 40 years. Some of the churches that he has served as Minister of Education are First Baptist Church of Euless (1994-2001, 2007-2013), First Baptist McKinney (2001-2005), LakePointe (1991-1994), and First Baptist Springdale Arkansas (1985-1991). Mark’s desire is to see people reached for Christ and discipled. He is a student of how churches grow and he loves people and enjoys watching them mature to become Christ-like.
In 1974, Mark married his childhood sweetheart Pam and they have two grown daughters: Stephanie and Staci. When he is not working, Mark is playing with his grandson or playing golf with friends.