|Bio||Hi, my name is Mark Francisco. I am happily married to my wife Diane and in our over 30 years of marriage we have been blessed with 4 great kids. Our children have been equally blessed, as they are either married or soon to be married. My family and I have been living in Coquitlam for over ten years. |
Prior to CAC I pastored in Alliance churches in Sherwood Park and St. Albert, Alberta. I have a Bachelors degree from Brandon University in Manitoba, and a Masters from the Canadian Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate from Bethel Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. I have also been chaplain for the RCMP, the Simon Fraser University Football Team and served on numerous boards. After personally experiencing Rabbinic training, my passion for training Biblical leaders inspired co-founding Fifth Gospel Encounters; a ministry that connects western Christians to our Jewish roots through Rabbinic teaching at ancient sites in Israel. The response to these trips has been amazing in terms of personal and professional development in those who come with us.
My responsibility as Lead Pastor at CAC includes establishing and implementing the mission and vision of our church. As the primary speaker, I lead this church in a team approach with our elders and staff. Prayer, raising up new leaders, and working with the elders and staff is my focus. My primary concern is balancing the outreach and spiritual growth of those God places near us and expanding our kingdom vision for our church community both locally and internationally.
My personal interests revolve around my wife Diane, my kids, some great friends, my life-long passion for sports and working alongside my dedicated Church staff. I also really enjoy a good cup of coffee, great food, and living in BC.