Mark & Debbie Christopher
Mark Christopher has been involved in church planting and leadership development in Cape Town, South Africa since 1995. He is currently helping Everglen Baptist Church grow in their understanding and establish biblical eldership, developing lay leaders through Leadership Training Development, preaching on a regular basis, and working to establish a branch of Christ Seminary at Everglen—a seminary 1200 miles north which has ties to The Master’s Academy International. The present ministry of the Christophers can be summed up as an Acts 14:22 ministry meant to strengthen, encourage and equip struggling, biblically-based churches in the work of the ministry, at both the lay and vocational levels.
Mark first became interested in South Africa when he met Debbie, a young South African lassie, who worked in the library of the Bible college he attended. They were married in her home church in Newcastle, South Africa in 1987, where they served an internship for 16 months. Upon returning to the United States in late 1988, they knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God wanted them to return to South Africa. After graduating from The Master’s Seminary in May 1994, the Christophers hastily raised the support they would need to return to the land they love so much!
Mark and Debbie have two adult children, Janelle and Micaiah.