Mark Huntley, Associate Minister
Associate MinisterMy wife, Elsa, and I have served Christ in ministry for over 50 years.  We served as independent missionaries in the South American country of Chile for 22 years, and in four pastorates in the USA.  We have two grown children, John and Anita, who live with their spouses across the country from us.  John is a Paramedic Firefighter in the Seattle, Washington area, and Anita is the CFO of a corporation in the hospitality industry in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Both Elsa and I are graduates of Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Michigan.  We have been involved in music since college and in Christian musical events throughout our lives.  I joined the team at First Christian Church as Associate Minister in January of 2015, and one of my joys is arranging the music for our gatherings and leading the worship time.  I am usually at the church building from 9:00 until 1:00 during the week, and would enjoy getting to know you if you have time to stop by and chat. 

In addition to my degree in theology and my experience on the mission field, I also received a Master’s degree in Psychology from Fort Hays University, in Hays, Kansas.  My experience has been that “psychology” is mostly just “common sense”, and that when we discover Biblical principles and apply them, we can enjoy the “abundant life” that Christ intended.  This is best accomplished in fellowship with others who “walk by faith” in a Bible-believing congregation.

My wife, Elsa, and I have found that wherever we have moved we have found encouragement and support from the church family, and our move to the Sun City Center area has been another confirmation of the love and acceptance of people who love the Lord and reach out to others.  We are praying that the Lord will bring you and others to this loving church family where you can be blessed, and be a blessing as you serve Christ and our community together with us.

R. Mark Huntley, Associate Minister
Home phone:    (813) 812-6516
Church phone:  (813) 419-4930

First Christian Church
Sun City Center
(813) 419-4930
1707 33rd Street SE
Ruskin, FL 33570
Mike Grant, Minister
Mark Huntley,
Associate Minister


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Children's Class
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