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Pastor of the Month: Mark A. Divens of Second Antioch Baptist Church

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Pastor of the Month

Source: Radio One Richmond

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Praise Richmond would like to congratulate Pastor Mark A. Divens at Second Antioch Baptist Church on being selected as our next 2023 Pastor of the Month!

Pastor Mark A. Divens, Sr. was born in Martinsville, VA. and at an early age along with his mother and brother made his way to Richmond, Va. where he was reared and raised. He attended Richmond Public Schools where he graduated from John Marshall High School in 1985. He was licensed to preach the Gospel in 2004 where he served under Pastor R.V. Robinson, Sr. at The New Birth Fellowship Ministries.  Pastor Divens later received his ordination from The International Christian Fellowship/FSCOD and served as one of the Associate Ministers at The Good Shepherd Baptist Church under the leadership of Bishop Jeffery Reaves. He has completed several certifications in Advanced Bible Studies an also has obtained a Diploma in Bible Studies, a degree in Christian Discipleship, an Associates Degree in Ministry as well as a Bachelor of Theology from the Great Commission Bible College. Pastor Divens has studied at Virginia Union University and is also a national ranked Grand Master in the Martial Arts with a rank of 9th degree Black Belt. He has taught Martial Arts at VCU, Gold’s Gym, Recreation and Parks, and Southside Baptist Ministries for many years.

Pastor Divens is currently employed with the VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va. where he wears many hats and is the Director of Patient Parking and Courier Services. He has been employed with this organization for the past thirty-nine years and for the past eleven years he has also been the Senior Pastor at The Second Antioch Baptist Church in Powhatan , Va. He believes in creating an environment where the body of Christ is edified, encouraged and enlightened by The Word of God and by the Power of the Holy Spirit.

The Pastors wife, Tina M. Woolridge-Divens of nearly thirty-four years stands graciously by his side along with their loving children Briana, Tiana and Mark, Jr. who are the joy of his life.

You can catch Pastor Mark A. Divens of Second Antioch Baptist Church at 1059 Dorset Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139