We are Mark and Heather, international church pastors in Barcelona, Spain and future international church planters in Malaga, Spain. We have two adult daughters, Ashley and Allie. Ashley attends a medical college in the midwest and Allie makes her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the city where we came from and served as pastors for almost 20 years.
Our story began back before we ever met, when Heather and I were teens, and God called both of us into the ministry and eventually to the mission field in Europe. From 1993 until 2016, God led us to serve as youth, education, and missions pastors in three amazing churches in the US, and from 2017-2020 as part of the pastoral team at the International Church of Barcelona. We’ve been blessed to pour our lives into thousands of amazing people in very diverse and beautiful, Christ-centered communities. While gaining valuable experience and maturity both in the US and in Barcelona, our love and passion for the people of Malaga has continued to grow. God has been preparing us and we are compelled to love and serve people in this under-reached, southern city in Spain.
Our primary task will be to establish a vibrant, ethnically diverse, and life-giving international church in Malaga that lifts up the name of Jesus. We believe that God is in the business of doing impossible things. We believe that He is and will continue to reveal to people who are far from Him that He is close and that He will give life and hope to hearts that receive Him. We believe that God loves Malaga and that He has a beautiful purpose for this city and the people there. And we believe God may be inviting you to be a part of what He is doing there through giving, praying, or even going.
To connect with us personally and find out how you can be a part of our growing team, you can reach us via email.