Mark Rutland Biography
Mark Rutland is is the Founder and Director of the National Institute of Christian Leadership. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, educator, charismatic leader, businessman and a nationally recognized figure in Christian higher education. He is also a missionary, evangelist, ordained minister of the International Ministerial Fellowship, and president of Global Servants.
Mark Rutland Age
Rutland was born on November 5, 1947 in Commerce, Texas, US. He is 71 years old as of 2018.
Mark Rutland Family
Rutland was born in Commerce, Texas but grew up and was raised throughout the southeastern United States, including Florida and Georgia, until finally coming of age in Maryland.
Mark Rutland Wife
Dr. Mark Rutland is happily married to wife, Alison Rutland (née Permenter), have one son, two daughters, four grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Mark Rutland Education
Upon graduation from high school, Rutland entered the University of Maryland, College Park initially to earn a degree in public relations and to pursue a career in politics. he later pursues a career in Christian ministry and upon graduation from the University of Maryland, he enrolled in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
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Mark Rutland Career
Mark Rutland is a missionary, evangelist, ordained minister of the International Ministerial Fellowship, and president of Global Servants. He was the third President of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to his election as President of Oral Roberts University, Rutland served as the President of Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God in Lakeland, Florida, from 1999 to 2009.
Rutland’s first task was at the Little River United Methodist Church in Woodstock, Georgia, after completing his studies at Emory University (Rutland 1987, p. 8). He later became a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia’s Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
He has also served as Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida, and as an Associate Pastor at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder of Global Servants, formerly known as the Trinity Foundation, an organization centered on missions and evangelism around the world, and the House of Grace, a home for tribal girls threatened by sexual slavery in Chiang Rai City, Thailand. He also has a thirty-minute syndicated radio program entitled “Herald of Joy”.
Rutland started to preach revivals and meetings in a number of churches after his experience in 1975, and it was during this era that he believed that God started to call him to the mission field. His first mission was to Mexico in 1977, where he worked in the village of Laborcitas with the American missionary couple Jim and Helen Mann (Rutland, 1987, pp. 51–53).
In 1987, Rutland was invited to serve as an Associate Pastor for a period of two years by the Senior Pastor of Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta, Georgia.[8 ] After completing his two years at Mount Paran, Rutland took the helm of the financially struggling and leading Calvary Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida, in 1990.
In 1999, Rutland was asked to become the new president of the Assemblies of God Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida[11 ] at the moment, Southeastern University struggled financially, faced many maintenance problems, and suffered from decreasing enrollment.
Mark Rutland Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of around $1.2 Million.
Mark Rutland Books
Launch Out into the Deep, Rutland’s memoir and autobiography, originally published in 1987.
The Finger of God
Hanging by a Thread
Behind the Glittering Mask
Streams of Mercy
God of the Valleys
Most Likely to Succeed
21 Seconds to Change Your World
David the Great
Mark Rutland Ministries
Rutland is an ordained minister of the International Ministerial Fellowship.