Eureka Springs AG to host Chi Alpha missionary

Monday, September 18, 2006

EUREKA SPRINGS -- First Assembly of God, Eureka Springs, will hold its annual World Missions Convention on Sunday, Sept. 24, with morning services at 10:30 a.m. and an evening banquet at 6 p.m.

Missionary Robert Marks, of Chi Alpha College Ministries, will be the guest speaker.

Pastor Gene Gilmore invites the public to "come and hear what the work of the Lord is doing around the world."

Marks stated that he wants to "bring a fresh word" concerning missions and Jesus that will challenge hearts and lives.

He stated that Chi Alpha Campus Ministries continues to grow, and that he recently returned from two different student conference where more than 100 were filled with the Holy Spirit.

"These are great times on our campuses," he said. "My prayer is that hearts will be changed as a result of our time together and that we will be instrumental to your missions program at Eureka Springs. With the soon coming of Christ we must be persistent and faithful to our calling.

"There are 16 million college and university students in America who need a viable witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ," Marks continued. "They are at a strategic point of decision in their lives, which will determine their eternal destiny. We want to help them make that decision to proclaim Jesus as the master of their lives."

Marks currently serves as national personnel director for Chi Alpha, coming to national headquarters in Springfield, Mo., in the fall of 1992 after 10 years of campus ministry in France, and 10 years of pastoring in the United States.

His ministry has taken him throughout Europe as well as Korea and Japan.

Marks earned a degree in Bible and Bible theology from Central Bible College in Springfield. He also attended Lewis and Clark Junior College in Godfrey, Ill., Centre d'Enseignement du Franšais in Albertville, France, and University of Nice, also in France. He has also done graduate studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield.

Marks will be joined by his wife, Paula.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: