Our Pastor

Mark Hope Joy

Pastor Mark

Hi! My name is Mark Corbett and I'm blessed to be the pastor here at Severn Baptist.
I’m married to Hope. We were married on July 3, 1988. We have a beautiful daughter, Joy, who was born on August 26, 1998.
Hope grew up in Littleton, North Carolina. I grew up in Maryland, first in Rockville and then in Monrovia (which is near Frederick). We both went to college at NCSU. That’s where we met. We got to know each other through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. After college I served in the US Navy on submarines for five years.
During my time in the Navy, the Lord called Hope and I to serve Him by spreading His love and truth overseas. We both took classes at the Bible Seminary which is part of Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. Then, in 1996 we moved to Indonesia. We lived and served in Indonesia for fourteen years.
In 2010, the Lord led us to move back to the US to be closer to Hope’s mother, who has been widowed twice. At the same time, we felt the Lord was calling Mark to serve as a pastor.
We were called to serve here at Severn Baptist in September, 2013 as Interim Pastor, then as Pastor in February, 2014. I'm so thankful that the Lord has called me to serve here. Severn Baptist is blessed with a strong core of faithful, mature believers. I believe that the Lord has been preparing us for a season of growth. I hope that the Lord will lead some of you who are reading this to come and grow with us!

Grace and Peace,
Mark (with Hope and Joy!)

Severn Baptist Church
Sunday School 10am
Sunday Service 11am
Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7pm