|Name: Rev. Dr. Mark Egli
Title: Minister of Music
Maresa and her husband Ken have been long time members of Community Baptist Church. Maresa
attended three years of piano at Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. She was born in Hartford
but often travelled, when she lived in San Jose, California for six years,she became a substitute organist
for a local American Baptist Church. When she and her family returned to Community Baptist Church
she became the substitute organist. During Maresa's travels she moved to New York where she was
first introduced to a handbell ministry. Maresa returned to this area to stay and established a handbell
choir at Community Baptist, along with her responsibilities as substitute organist. Maresa is the
part-time Minister of Music, which involves playing the organ each Sunday, directing the vocal and
handbell choirs, and playing and singing in the church Worship Team.
When not ministering at Community Baptist, Maresa is involved with a charitable Masonic organization
called the International Order of Eastern Star. This group helps out in the community, raising funds for
various disease research projects and provides support for those who are needy and in distress.
Maresa's musical talents are used at Eastern Star, where she plays the organ at their meetings.
Maresa is very excited about how God is working through the music ministry at Community Baptist
Church. Maresa's musical gifts are a blessing to all who minister with her, and she is delighted that
through the various styles of music, many different people are being blessed.
She loves traveling, reading and collecting music boxes and of course, playing piano.
Rev. Dr Mark S. Egli is our pastor here at Community Baptist Church. Pastor Mark
received his undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, his Master's
Degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL and his Doctor of
Ministry Degree from Chicago Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago in IL.
Mark is originally from Michigan but moved to Pennsylvania where he was a senior pastor
of two American Baptist Churches Mark currently resides in Manchester with his wife
Susan, who was born and raised here in Connecticut, daughter Joy and two cats named
Chu-Chu and Magic.
They are enjoying their ministry here at Community Baptist Church and are thrilled to
share spiritual growth with the community. Pastor Mark loves to teach and preach about
Jesus, our Lord and Savior. You'll often find him speaking with others about God and the
Bible. He is always excited about the ministry here at Community Baptist and would
welcome the opportunity to talk with you about it.
In his spare time Pastor Mark likes to read and play board games.
|Community Baptist Church
585 East Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040