Mark & Christina Thomas

Lead Ministers

Welcome to Church for the Nations! We’re so glad you joined us. When you’re here, you’re family. We invite you to come, join us for worship and be at home. As part of a larger body, we each have a destiny to fulfill. It is our desire to come alongside you, encourage and inspire you. We’re blessed to see what God has ahead. – Mark & Christina

Mark and Christina Thomas were a part of the founding couples who started Church For The Nations in 2004. Mark has been on staff at CFTN playing various roles the past few years with Christina at his side. Mark has served as the primary teaching pastor and Christina has served in small group and children’s ministry activities.

Mark is a former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and other pro NFL teams. He definitely has his physical wounds but keeps his sense of humor in his Sunday morning teachings. Mark is passionate in seeing “the lost found, the blind see, and the wounded restored”. Mark has developed and leads various forms of FREEDOM ministries, including Victory Weekend  conferences.

Here is some more trivia on Mark Thomas:

HOMETOWN:  Atlanta, GA
FAMILY:  Wife, Christina; Kids: Caleb, Kate, Naomi, Jude
EDUCATION:  BA from N.C. State in 1992
SAVED:  Yes I am
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:  10 years in NFL (92-2001), Champions for Christ (02-03)

FAVORITES:
MOVIE:  Braveheart (and Nacho Libre)
BOOK:  Bible
BAND/SINGER:  Jason Upton & Jesus Culture
JUNK FOOD:  Anything with sugar
RESTAURANT:  Sullivan’s Steak House
TV SHOW:  Anything on DIY network
BIBLE VERSE:  Rom. 8:28-29
HOBBIES:  All sports, farming and anything with my family
SPORTS TEAM:  Colts, of course
SPORT:  Football, of course
CEREAL:  Honeynut Cheerios
WORSHIP SONG:  Revelation Song
CARTOON CHARACTER:  Woody Wooodpecker

MISCELLANEOUS:
A PLACE I’VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF VISITING:  Holy Land
THREE PEOPLE I’D LOVE TO MEET:  Jesus, President, Apostle Paul, President (regardless of party)
THE ONE PERSON I’D LOVE TO SWAP LIVES WITH FOR A DAY:  President
SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME:  I have my pilots license
AS A KID, I WAS:  a class clown
LIFE MOTTO:  Always seek to honor God
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED:  Trust the Lord
CHILDHOOD/HIGH SCHOOL NICKNAME:  Mad Stork
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT INDIANA IS:  Great people
MY STARBUCKS ORDER IS:  Pumpkin Spiced Latte

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