Mark Granquist

My family and I joined CFBC 18 years ago.  We were drawn to the church’s passion for the lost and its youth ministry.  My wife (Ann), two sons and I have grown in our relationship with Christ through CFBC ministries.  My wife and I are currently members of two Life Groups (Pilgrims Journey – 8:15 & Bible Literary -10:55). 

I have seen the Lord do so many amazing things at CFBC over the years. I love the growing diversity and multiple languages across the campuses as we working together to equip our members and guests to impact their Christian walk.  Over the last few years, we have seen God’s blessing with the building of the North Klein campus; the effective integration of our four campuses; our church plants and missions and the new Community Ministry Center (CMC).  I sense the best years for CFBC are yet to come. I believe CFBC will have a further role in spiritual renewal and revival well beyond our campuses.  I earnestly believe that we are a church that will equip and train church leaders and laypeople across the Texas Southern Baptist Convention and well beyond. 

To further introduce myself, I received the Gift-of-Eternal-Life at a Billy Graham Crusade in my youth.  I believe in the power of prayer and the inerrancy of the Bible.  I enjoyed participating in Evangelism Explosion.  I coordinated the outreach ministry at several churches. The Lord transferred my family and I 11 times in my professional career and He directed me to a variety of lay ministry roles. With frequent company moves, I developed a sensitivity to first time visitors and seekers and the need to help them find their place in the Body of Christ.  The CFBC First Impressions Ministry area is one of my passions. 

I serve as a Deacon (since 2008). I enjoy coordinating the Deacon Hospital Visitation Team. I also co-coordinate the 100+ member First Impressions Adult Greeters Group (since 2004) including Sundays and special church events (Christmas Spectaculars, SBU Equip Conferences, etc.). I have led mud-out field teams; volunteered as a 5th Grade Boys VBS asst. teacher; and participated in CMC events as a Faith counselor and worker.

I retired in 2017 from a large multi-national oil company after serving in a number of professional and managerial roles. Most recently, I have worked for the corporate office involving negotiations and personnel issues.I will prayerfully support the Search Committee with all my abilities.  I have global project management experience.   I can bring organizational, strategic planning, accountability expertise to the team. I also have global meeting facilitation experience that can be used to develop team consensus across diverse issues and views.