||PASTOR / AUTHOR / MOVEMENT LEADER
Mark DeYmaz is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, a multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where significant percentages of Black and White Americans, together with men and women from more than 30 nations, walk, work and worship God together as one.
|A recognized leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, his first book, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church, provides the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church and outlines seven core commitments required to bring it about. The book was chosen as a finalist in 2008 for a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award and for a Resource of the Year Award sponsored by Outreach Magazine, in both cases a nominee in the Pastoral Leadership category.
|In his second book, Ethnic Blends: Mixing Diversity Into Your Local Church, Mark DeYmaz identifies seven common challenges of a multi-ethnic church and demonstrates through sound exegesis of Scripture and proven experience how to overcome the obstacles in pursuit of the dream.
HUP: Should Pastors Accept or Reject the Homogeneous Unit Principle? This book challenges long-held, erroneous, assumptions concerning the HUP, and provides long-overdue straight talk about what the it is, what it’s not and how it applies biblically to local church planting, growth and development today.
Well-meaning pastors will boldly proclaim,
“We’re going to change the world; we’re going
take this city for Christ!” But the question remains, Have you ever seen this happen?
In Real Community Transformation, Mark DeYmaz explains how to
affect Real Community Transformation by
advancing a balanced, synergistic, strategy along spiritual (church), social (nonprofit), and financial (economic) fronts. In the process, he shares what's been learned to date in doing just that via the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas in Little Rock. Personal stories, interactive links and videos, as well as measurable results, make this Leadia experience an exceptional resource for pastors to study with their staff teams and lay leaders, alike!
Mark is also a co-founder and currently the Executive Director of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring unity and diversity in the local church throughout North America and beyond.
In addition, he is a contributing editor and columnist for Outreach Magazine, and as well a contributing editor for Leadership Journal.
More About Mark DeYmaz
Following graduation from college in 1983, Mark served as a youth pastor in churches throughout the western United States and in Germany. From 1993 to 2001, he was the Student Ministries pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, before leaving to plant the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas. He has been a full-time pastor for 30 years.
Mark is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (B.S., Psychology), Western Seminary in Portland, OR (M.A. Exegetical Theology) and Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, AZ (D. Min.).
Mark and his wife, Linda, have been married for 25 years and together they have four children - Zack, Emily, Will and Kate. Linda is the author of two books, including Mommy, Please Don’t Cry (Multnomah, 1996), an anointed resource providing hope and comfort for parents who grieve the loss of a child.