Teaching Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ark Henry, a Little Rock native, graduated from Little Rock Central High School. Though he attended church during his childhood and adolescence, his passion for the gospel did not begin until his freshman year at the University of Arkansas. He began attending Bible study with a friend and other fellow football players.
After college, Henry served with Arkansas Athletes Outreach and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes using his athletic background to share the gospel with other young athletes. He later went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. Following seminary, he helped lead and pastor two churches, Saline Community Church in Benton and North Metro Church in Marietta, Georgia. In 2009, he became one of the teaching pastors at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock.
Henry married his wife Jenny in 1991 and they have four children: Hunter, Hayden, Hudson and Hope.
First job: Cutting grass in the Walnut Valley neighborhood
What attracted you to your career? I never dreamed I would be a pastor, but God redirected my life in college and set me on an amazing journey serving Him and His people.
What do you love about what you do? Helping people discover the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
What’s an interesting fact about you that would surprise others? I got both my ears pierced when I was a senior in high school to win a $50 bet.
Favorite place in the world: Hawaii
What is the accomplishment you’re most proud of? I have been married for 26 years to the most amazing wife and have four awesome kids.
Favorite food: Steak
Personal motto: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
One word that describes you: Courageous
What’s left on your bucket list? I would love to travel to more countries in Europe.
Photo by Jamison Mosley