Hello, my name is Mark Brungard and I have been blessed to serve as Associate Pastor at Church of the Rock since day one back in 1999. During the past 15 years, my wife Kari and I have witnessed God do some amazing things in the hearts and lives of His people. Four specific miracles He allowed us to be a part of have come in the form of our four children whose ages are 13, 12, 10 and 7. Incredibly, each child was born when COTR was meeting in a different facility.
Since 1996 I have been employed as a health and physical education teacher right here at Poland Seminary High School, and since 2005, I have also had the privilege of serving our young athletes at Poland as the Bulldogs Head Football Coach.
Having been born and raised in the Mahoning Valley and attending Youngstown State University, I have chosen to stay right here “at home,” where needless to say, my roots run deep. God has certainly used my experiences and has given me a platform through which I can shine His light, carry out its mission, and introduce others to Him. My role at the Rock includes chairing our worship services and preaching whenever needed.