Pastor Mark McAdow

Pastor at First Church since June of 2007

Education:  Graduated from Tulsa University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, 1981; graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1986

Originally from:  Tulsa, Oklahoma

Favorite movies:  The Sound of Music, Father of the Bride I and Schindler's List

Favorite song:  "When I Call on Jesus," Nicole Mullins

Pet peeve:  People texting and/or cutting him off in traffic!

Family:  Married his absolutely gorgeous bride, Robin, on June 16, 1984; three great children:  Matt, Hannah and Lauren; two mischievous Dachshunds:  Murphy and Maci

Favorite restaurant:  Charleston's, Coney Island (downtown Tulsa) and Taco Bueno

Personal motto:  "To know Christ and to make Him known!"

Favorite scripture:  Isaiah 41:10 - "Do not fear for I am with you.  Do not anxiously look about you for I am your God.  I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Real-life hero:  His father, Bob J. McAdow, and Rev. Billy Graham, Rev. Bill Hybels, and Rev. Jim Cymbala

Wants to visit:  Austria

Wanted to be when he grew up:  A pastor or possibly a broadcast news anchor

Random fact about Mark:  He is an Eagle Scout, a runner, and active Red Cross blood donor (18+ gallons!)

Favorite part of being on the First Church team:  Loves working and serving with people who have an eternal perspective about what they do in Jesus' name; putting a high priority on praying for others and seeking God's wisdom for the unique ministry opportunities He has for us in this historic downtown church.  He loves to join God in what He is doing!