First Central Bible Church

Meet Our Pastor

Dr. Mark Wheeler, Senior Pastor


Pastor Mark joined the staff of First Central Bible Church in September 2012. He is originally from Denver, CO, and grew up in Southern California. Mark received his education at Biola University (B.A. and Ph.D.) in La Mirada, CA, and at Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) in Dallas, TX.

Prior to coming to First Central, Mark served as an associate pastor for 18 years in two churches in IL and WA and as senior pastor of one church in Seattle for over seven years. He has been an instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries since 1987. Pastor Mark led numerous short-term ministry trips to Russia and Spain, helping to train pastors and leaders. He also serves as an adjunct professor for Regent University, mentoring students through online courses. In addition, Mark has written and published several articles and writes a blog, “On Target”.

Mark and Carol were married in 1980 and have three adult children and two son-in-laws—Jonathan, Amanda & Phillip, and Caitlin & Andrew.