PASTOR SCOTT MARKLE
Pastor Scott Markle (1971-present) was raised in a Bible-believing home, and received the Lord Jesus Christ through faith as His personal Savior from sin at the age of four. He has served the Lord his God and Savior in pastoral ministry since 1992, and has served as the pastor of Melvin Baptist Church since 1998. He has been joyfully married to his beloved wife Kerry since 1993; and they have been blessed of the Lord with two sons, Padraic and Westley.
Pastor Markle's two life-verses are:
Philippians 3:8 - "Yea, doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ."
John 15:4-5 - "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine: no more can ye except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing."
The burden of Pastor Markle's life is to pursue "the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus [his] Lord" and to walk daily abiding in Christ, and Christ in him. Concerning all his ministry, it is the burden of his heart to exalt, not himself, but the name of Jesus Christ and the truth of God's Word. It is his burden that Christ must increase, while he must decrease. Therefore, he maintains the policy that his name, as the author of a book, must remain smaller, while the phrase, "For the Glory of the Lord," must stand larger above it.
The Lord our God has graciously allowed Pastor Markle to self-publish several books, which may be purchased from his on-line bookstore. In addition, Pastor Markle would invite you to follow his daily, Bible study blog.