Our Pastor

Dr. Mark  A. Ellis, Sr.


Pastor Mark A Ellis Sr is an inspired leader, writer, musician business practitioner, pastor and evangelist who has extensively traversed this nation sharing God’s Word with people of all races and backgrounds.. Pastor Ellis’s messages have been the source of inspiration, transformation, and salvation to people all across this nation.

Pastor Ellis, born and raised in Natchez Ms, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a major in Business Administration, Columbia University of NY and Darden Business School of VA with Executive MBA certificates. In addition, Pastor Ellis attended Interdenominational Theological Center and SB Seminary receiving a Doctorate Of Divinity in 2006.

Pastor Ellis accepted his call to ministry in 1996, and was ordained an Elder in 2000 under Bishop James Earl Gordon. Pastor Ellis founded United Christian Faith Ministries in 2001 in Baton Rouge La. Under his leadership the Church has grown to over 2000 members with over 40 active ministries.

Pastor Ellis has meticulously served the Church of God In Christ, Inc. in many offices and on many levels. In 2012, he was appointed by Presiding Bishop Charles Blake and the General Board to serve as the Chairman of the Board and CEO for the Church of God In Christ Publishing House and Bookstore. (2012-2017)

Pastor Ellis work experience includes 20+ years in Sales and Marketing as Vice President of Sales and Operations at Pitney Bowes Inc. A fortune 500 Company based in Stamford CT. (Retired June 2015),

Pastor Ellis was also selected by Rev Jesse Jackson and the board of directors  to serve as Chief Operating Officer, of the historic Rainbow Push Coalition Inc. Chicago Il., 2016

Pastor Ellis is happily married to the lovely Mary Shantil Ellis and they have 4 children. Markayla, Mark Jr, Madelyn and Martha.