Mark Cary is the current Youth and Evangelism Director for the state of Virginia. His wife, Wanda serves as the state Girls Ministries Coordinator. Prior to joining the State Office team Mark served as senior pastor of three churches (Chester, Rocky Mount and Kempsville) for a total of 17 years. He was a staff minister for three years before moving into the pastorate. In addition to pastoral ministry he has also been involved in police chaplaincy, serving as a Chaplain Supervisor for the Virginia Beach Police Department. He has served the denomination in several elected and appointed positions while also operating as the coordinator of state-wide events such as Camp Meeting and Prayer Conference.
Mark's ministry vision is to design and deliver a message of delightful life that directs people to a decision of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. He also wants believers to discover, develop and deploy their distinct ministry gifts. A gifted preacher and communicator, Mark is also skilled in the areas of organization and administration. His leadership philosophy can be summed up in the phrase: "Model the way and then step out of the way."
The Carys are the parents of two daughters and a son-in-law, Ashley and Jonathan Coleman and Amber Cary and recently the proud grandparents of a beautiful granddaughter, Lillie Grace Coleman.