About Jackson Nazarene

Refining Christianity • Redefining Culture • Rediscovering Christ

Leading people into a life changing relationship with Jesus and equipping them to impact our city and the world.

Our Pastor

Mark Erskine

Pastor Mark Erskine has been in ministry for over 20 years after receiving his first district license in 2002 from the North Central Ohio District. He received his ordination after completing classes at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2005. Pastor Mark received a BA in Gerontology and Family Studies in 2020 from Southern Nazarene University. Most recently he has ministered in Grove City, PA (2008 – 2016), Clinton Ok (2016 – 2020). While in Clinton, Pastor Mark also worked in a Crisis Unit and as a case manager in the mental health field.

Pastor Mark is passionate about his family! His favorite activity is spending time with his children and grandchildren. His favorite names are, “Daddy”, “Gramps” and a very special name which only Valerie calls him. Pastor Mark and Valerie have 3 daughters, Lynette (Aiden) Nowicki, Laura (Chase) Penix, and Leanna (Joe) Curry. Currently they have 6 grandson and finally a granddaughter on the way! Mark and Valerie also have a Maltese-Shitzu, named Jubilee, who goes with us everywhere she is allowed.

Pastor Marks spends his free time with his kids and grandkids, reading, working in the yard or on the house, and playing golf.

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