Early Member/Staff - Ballard 1996+



Which describes your role at Mars Hill?


What Mars Hill location(s) did you attend?


What years were you involved / attending?


How did you first hear about Mars Hill?

Pastor friend recommended MHC
Attended at the Presbyterian church by Children's Hospital I think in Sept.

What was the circumstance of your first time attending Mars HIll?

We were looking for a fellowship that there was good teaching, our friend suggested MHC.

What were your first impressions?

Music really different, dark inside a bit of adjustment.  We continued b/c of Mark's teaching.

Why was Mars Hill your church home?

The good teaching, the leadership, we were with the first group of people to sign up for membership.

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a positive impact on you?

Community and ministry I had with women.

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a negative impact on you?

Mark's change in plurality of leadership.

Which describes you?

I left Mars Hill prior to closure.

Please describe why you left Mars Hill and what that experience was like.

Very unhappy with the way Mark was teaching and more important the way he treated people.  I wanted to leave sooner than we did because my husband loved his job and he worked hard to change Mark's mind.

How would you describe the reason for Mars Hill's closure to an outsider.

The change in leadership, no accountability.

What's changed for you since your time at Mars Hill came to an end?

Some what gun shy when it comes to up a coming churches that want to grow big.  I like small gatherings.

Please write anything else you'd like to add.

There’s some people who leave and then start churches to go to a church, but do not integrate with the people.  They want a mini like MHC.