Mark Saunders is the Senior Pastor of Bay Life Church in Brandon, Florida. He and his beautiful wife, Eleanor have three children, Ben, Cooper, and Kynewyn, all teenagers, which keeps them very busy. Mark enjoys sports and is passionate about the Red Sox.
He has a Bachelor of Arts in Bible, Theology, and Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. A Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. and is pursuing a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Mark has been serving in ministry since 1991 beginning as a youth pastor in Pekin, IL, followed by joining Bent Tree Bible Fellowship in 1995 in Dallas, Texas. He was called to Bay Life as their Senior Pastor in 2004. Since becoming the Senior Pastor at Bay Life, the church has begun a satellite church in Riverview, FL and a second Brandon site. Mark challenges each person at Bay Life to bring as many people as possible to Christ by reaching the curious, teaching the changed and challenging the committed by Being One and Making One.