President – Senior Pastor / Saint Mark Baptist Church

Dr. Phillip L. Pointer, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Saint Mark Baptist Church. He is also the Department Chair for Philosophy and Religion at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, AR.

Raised in the Greater Washington D.C. area, Pastor Pointer would become a fourth generation Baptist pastor, coming from a dual line of Baptist pastors that runs on both sides of his family.

Having now served as a Senior Pastor for 15 years, Pastor Pointer’s journey as a pastor began in October 2002 with an assignment at St. John Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. After three years, in October 2005, he led the merger between St. John Baptist Church and Providence Baptist Church. This historical consummation formed the Providence St. John Baptist Church and was there for 10 years.

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