Mark Lykins has served as Senior Pastor since June of 2005. Mark has been a member at GFC since 1987. He has served in nearly every area of ministry except for the nursery. He has been preaching and teaching regularly for over fifteen years. It has been obvious to the Church, Mark, and his family that God’s gifting and call are on Mark’s life to pastor people.

Mark is a 1987 graduate of Arkansas Tech University with a degree in History/Political Science Education. He is certified to teach Social Studies on the secondary level in Arkansas. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mark has been married to his wife Carol since 1989. Carol is a graduate of ATU as well. She is the daughter of OD and Pat Smith of Russellville. Mark and Carol have four children: Charis, Benjamin, Ruth, and David.