Pastor Mark Zhang
Assistant Mandarin Pastor
Pastor Mark Zhang was born and raised in Mainland China. He came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ during his sophomore year when he heard the gospel from Korean missionaries and was amazed by their exemplary lifestyles as Jesus’ followers. Mark then became involved in campus ministry and served on staff with Cru after graduation when he sensed God’s calling into full time ministry. He served for seven years in Northern China where he oversaw three campus ministries and focused on raising up future church leaders. He also served on staff with a local house church where he preached and taught regularly. During his service in China, he witnessed that God has raised up many leaders and some of them are serving as leaders in local churches and missionaries. Also, he led over ten short-term mission trips domestically and internationally. In his free time, Pastor Mark enjoys sports, food, travelling, reading and hanging out with friends.
In 2012, he attended Moody Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity (M. Div.) in Pastoral Studies in 2016. Then, he continued to pursue further theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and received his Master of Theology in New Testament in 2018. While attending both seminaries, he attended the Chinese Christian Fellowship Church in Wilmette, IL and served in the Sunday School ministry and Young Professional ministry.