|Name: Rev. Dr. Mark Egli
Title: Minister of Music
Marital Status: Married to Ken
Education: Some college, and three years of piano at Hartt School of Music, University of
Hobbies: Maresa loves traveling, reading and collecting music boxes. Playing the piano
and organ are also her passions.
Experience: Maresa was born in Hartford, Connecticut and has attended Community
Baptist Church at various times since she was in elementary school. When she was a
teenager, her family moved to San Jose, California for six years, and during that period
she became a substitute organist for a local American Baptist Church. Upon moving
back to Connecticut she and her family returned to Community Baptist Church where as
well as worshiping at the church, she also became the substitute organist. In 1978 she
moved to New York for five years, and it was at that time she was first introduced to a
handbell ministry. Maresa returned to this area for good in 1983 and established a
handbell choir at Community Baptist, along with her responsibilities as substitute
organist. In November of 1996 Maresa was hired by Community Baptist Church to be
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.
Pastor Mark and his wife, Susan are new to CT. They moved here last year from
Pittsburg, PA area. They have one daughter, Joy.
Pastor Mark graduated from Moody Bible Institute for his Bachelors degree and
then Northern Baptist Theological Seminary for his Masters in Divinity. Mark was
raised in Alpena, Michigan.
His hopes and prayers for Community Baptist Church are that we be a church that
fosters spiritual growth and shares that with the community.