Rev. Mark A. Atkinson
Pastor Mark first came to Eastview Wesleyan Church as Youth Director May 5, 1984, where he served for 13 years under the leadership of Pastor Ralph Westafer and Pastor Joe Harmon. In July of 1997 he moved to a church plant in beautiful Macon, Georgia. Pastor Mark served there for 12 years and returned to Eastview as Lead Pastor on July 1, 2009 .
Pastor Mark enjoys his family, riding horses, basketball, and reading. He also enjoys planning and strategizing with his assistant pastors. Though he doesn’t spend as much time as he would like on these tasks, he still enjoys them when he can. He and Ronda are high school sweethearts and have been married since August 25, 1979! She is his number one parishioner. Pastor Mark is blessed…
They have four children, Anthony, Joshua, Tiffany, and Chi. They have also been blessed with seven adorable grandchildren, Anna Marie Atkinson, Maddilyn Victoria Atkinson, Zaydrik William Hilty, Caydence Brielle Atkinson, Ayvah Lynn Hilty, Claire Serenity Atkinson and Elise Juliet Atkinson. He has also been blessed with an informally adopted son Chris Haley and three grandchildren from Chris and Misty, Malaki, Isaac, and Jaida.
Ronda works as a business office administrator at Edward Jones and loves singing and teaching God's Word.
Pastor Mark is an ordained Wesleyan Minister and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University.