Mark A. Copeland ~ Gospel preacher, Bible teacher
Greetings! Welcome to my "bio" page...
I am simply a Christian, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and member of the Lord's body, the church, as described in the New Testament. In view of our Lord's prayer for unity (Jn 17:20-21), and the apostle Paul's condemnation of division (1Co 1:10-13), I disdain denominational distinctions and all forms of sectarianism.
I've been blessed to serve as a minister of the gospel for thirty-five years, working with churches made up of individuals who are likewise simply Christians. With the New Testament as their authority in matters pertaining to the work, worship, and organization of the local church, they are independent, autonomous, and non-denominational. They have no written creed (other than the Bible), and constantly engage in Bible study (not creed rehearsal), fine-tuning their understanding and practice to what they learn from the Scriptures.
I maintain three websites:
Executable Outlines - my personal library of over 1700 sermons and Bible studies, developed in the course of my ministry as a Gospel preacher and Bible teacher. Available for online browsing or downloading, free of charge. Ranked near #1 for "sermon outlines" by Google and many other search engines.
Executable Links - actually a subset of Executable Outlines, this page is a collection of links to religious resources for sermon preparation, personal study, or other matters related to our service to Christ.
Executable Bookstore - recommended books and DVDs that you can purchase online from Amazon.com.
It is has been my privilege and honor to serve as evangelist and Bible teacher for the Fortune Road Church of Christ since May, 1993.