Pastor Mark Rowden, Th.D

IMG_3123 The Texas native is the youngest born of five children. Reverend Rowden was baptized at the age of 6 years old and became a member of Fourth Missionary Baptist Church. He received his formal education in the Houston Independent School District.

Reverend Rowden retired from the United States Military (Army), with his last assignment being at the United States Military Headquarters, Pentagon Washington DC he served honorably for twenty-three years.

Reverend Rowden received a Bachelor’s of Theology from Zoe University Jacksonville Florida, Bachelors of Sociology from Fayetteville State University, Master of Divinity from North Carolina Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Theology from North Carolina Theological Seminary.

Dr. Rowden is the Site President for the North Carolina Theological Seminary at Cumberland County. NCTSCC is an extension of the North Carolina Theological Seminary (NCTS) located in Clinton, NC. He also serves on the Board of Directors.

Dr. Rowden has been blessed to preach the gospel abroad in Bahrain (Middle East), Bosnia (Europe), Hawaii, and Korea. He has been privileged to preach the gospel in the U.S. Virgin Islands and West and South Africa and India.

Dr. Rowden is also the Founder and President of Mark Rowden Ministry International, Inc. A Global Ministry of Outreach restoring families and empowering Gods people.(see more at

Pastor Rowden is very active in the community. He has served on several boards and committees across the city and county. Pastor Rowden led the clergy efforts in forming “Clergy to Stop the Violence” in Fayetteville/Cumberland County and led Fayetteville’s first ever Gun Buy Back.

Dr. Rowden was appointed to serve on the Subcommittee for Military and Veterans Concerns with the Council on State Government. Dr. Rowden served as Moderator for the Union Missionary Baptist Association with churches located in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Bladen, and Sampson counties.

Pastor Rowden is the recipient of the Religious Leader of the Year, awarded by the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Human Relations Commission.

Dr. Rowden serves as the regional representative for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Foreign Missions Board for North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia.

Pastor Rowden has been servant leader of Savannah Missionary Baptist Church of Fayetteville, NC since January 2002.

His ministry is a HELP ministry, He is a Preacher who depends TOTALLY on God and gets his guidance from the Holy Spirit.

Rev. Dr. Mark Rowden is married to the former Ms. Beverly Knox also of Houston, Texas.