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Mark A. Copeland ~ Gospel preacher, Bible teacher
"Preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ." ~ Acts 28:31
Greetings! Welcome to my "bio" page...I am simply a Christian, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and member of the Lord's body, the church, as described in the New Testament. In view of our Lord's prayer for unity (Jn 17:20-21), and the apostle Paul's condemnation of division (1Co 1:10-13), I disdain denominational distinctions and all forms of sectarianism.
I've been blessed to serve as a minister of the gospel over forty years, working with churches made up of individuals who are likewise simply Christians. With the New Testament as their authority in matters pertaining to the work, worship, and organization of the local church, they are independent, autonomous, and non-denominational. They have no written creed (other than the Bible), and constantly engage in Bible study (not creed rehearsal), fine-tuning their understanding and practice to what they learn from the Scriptures.
Frequently referred to as "churches of Christ" (Ro 16:16), they are not to be confused with any denomination that might be known as the "Church of Christ", or those that identify themselves as the "International Church of Christ" (formerly the "Boston Church of Christ"). See "What Is The Church Of Christ?" for more information.
For the past 23 years I have served as an evangelist with the Fortune Road Church of Christ in Kissimmee, Florida. As of March 15, 2015, I am also serving as one of the elders for the congregation. If you live in the Kissimmee area, or are planning to visit Disney World and other Orlando area attractions, we would love to have you worship with us (directions and times of services).
I also conduct gospel meetings for other churches by invitation.
I maintain three websites:Executable Outlines - my personal library of over 1700 sermons and Bible studies, developed in the course of my ministry as a Gospel preacher and Bible teacher. Available for online browsing or downloading, free of charge. Ranked among the top websites for "sermon outlines" by Google and many other search engines.
Executable Links - actually a subset of Executable Outlines, this page is a collection of links to religious resources for sermon preparation, personal study, or other matters related to our service to Christ.
Executable Bookstore - recommended books and DVDs that you can purchase online from Amazon.com.
On a personal note:Born 1951 in Oakland, California, I am 65 years old, and married to Bonnie (Hudgins) for 43 years. We have three adopted children and three grandchildren. I have lived in California, Taiwan, Oregon, and now Florida.
Interests include reading, computers, photography, walking, and travel (especially Oregon, where I spent my formative years, 1963-1975). Below are three slide shows of photos I have taken.
Some of my Oregon pictures
Some of my Kissimmee pictures
Some of my Kissimmee Sunset pictures
Thanks for reading (and viewing), and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
In His Service,
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