Pastor Mark Rowden, Ph.D.
Mark Anthony Rowden is a pastor, author, professor, and founder of Mark Rowden Ministry International, Inc. based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The native Texan 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.
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The native Texan is the youngest born of five children. Reverend Rowden was baptized at the age of six 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.
Dr. Rowden is the Site President for the North Carolina Theological Seminary at Cumberland County. NCTS@Cumberland is an extension of the North Carolina Theological Seminary (NCTS) located in Clinton, NC. He also serves on the NCTS Board of Directors.
Dr. Rowden is an International preacher and teacher who have carried the gospel to Bahrain (Middle East), Bosnia (Europe), Hawaii, and Korea, the U.S. Virgin Islands, West and South Africa and India. As a consecrated Bishop he is the overseer of thirty-five churches in Liberia West Africa as well as churches in Malawi, Southeastern Africa. He is the President and Founder of Mark Rowden Ministry International, Inc. (MRM International).
Pastor Rowden is a community activist. He has served on several boards and committees across the city and county. He served as the Community Liaison for Cumberland County Schools, a district with eighty-seven schools.
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 removing over 250 weapons off the streets.
Dr. Rowden has served on the subcommittee for Military and Veterans Concerns with the Council on State Government (CSG).
He served as Moderator for the Union Missionary Baptist Association with 62 churches located in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Bladen, and Sampson counties.
Pastor Rowden is the recipient of the 2014 Religious Leader of the Year Award, presented by the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Human Relations Commission and the 2021 recipient of North Carolina’s Prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented by the Governor of North Carolina.
Dr. Rowden is the regional representative for the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. Foreign Missions Board for North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia.
Currently, he serves as Admin Chaplain for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office where he provides spiritual support to over 350 sworn deputies, detention officers, Inmates and civilians.
Pastor Rowden has been servant leader of Savannah Missionary Baptist Church of Fayetteville, NC since January 2002. One of the oldest Black Baptist churches in the City. He is married to Beverly Knox Rowden also of Houston, Texas.