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Our Pastor

Dr. Mark A. Ellis 

Pastor Mark A. Ellis Sr., is an Inspired Leader, Business Practitioner, Evangelist, and Mentor to many, who has extensively traversed this nation passionately sharing God’s Word and Kingdom Principles with people of all races and backgrounds. Pastor Ellis’ messages have been the source of inspiration, transformation, and salvation to people all across the world.

Pastor Ellis, 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. In 2018, he received a Boston College Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership. Pastor Ellis accepted his call to minis try in 1996, and was ordained in the year 2000.  Pastor Ellis founded United Christian Faith Ministries in 2001 in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Under his unwavering and compassionate leadership, the church has grown to over 2000 members and counting with over 40 active ministries.

Pastor Ellis has meticulously served the Church of God In Christ, Inc. in many offices, and on many levels. Most notably, 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) He currently serves as the President of the COGIC International Sunday School Department.

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); Chief Operating Officer of the historic Rainbow Push Coalition Inc., Chicago IL, 2016.

Private Business Consultant in the Small and Midsize Business (SMB) market helping organizations excel at:
  • Talent development,
  • Organizational alignment,
  • Sales and revenue growth and,
  • Customer satisfaction and retention.

Pastor Ellis currently serves on the following boards:
  • Hope Ministries - Baton Rouge
  • ProSeed, Inc. - Non Profit that builds schools in West Africa
  • Louisiana Board of Ethics- Appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards
  • Baton Rouge Police Foundations

Pastor Ellis is happily married to the lovely Mary S. Ellis, and they have 4 children.