Pastor Mark & Arleta Baker Celebrate 50 Years of Ministry

Mark Alan Baker is the Senior Pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Davenport. What started as a small Bible study was formed into a church, back in the sixties, and in 1972 this new church, Berean Baptist, called a young man and his wife Arleta to Davenport, Iowa from Dallas Theological Seminary. They began their ministry the first Sunday in July of that year (July 4, 1972). Since that Sunday, they have continued to serve at Berean. Pastor Mark has not missed a message on Sunday, except for vacations for almost fifty years!

Berean Baptist Church celebrated Mark and Arleta Baker’s fifty years of ministry with a special service on June 5, 2022. We hope they will be “glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:13) as they celebrate this milestone in ministry (and they are not retiring)!

Please click here to read the full tribute to Pastor Baker, written by Associate Pastor (Berean Baptist Church) Kerry Hatfield.