MEET OUR ONLINE BIBLE STUDY LEADERS
I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, married to Dave for over 40 years, with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. My husband and I presently live in Brantford, ON.
I became involved with Precept Bible Studies in the late
Leading Precept PUPs online, meeting new people from across Canada, and helping them to dig deeper into God’s Word and apply it to their lives, has been such a spiritual blessing! I find great joy in the Lord when others come to know Him more as we study Scripture together. May God be praised!
My life’s verse has always been Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
I was introduced to Precept Bible studies one year after I became a Christian. Such in-depth study was the best discipleship ever! I still remember so much from those studies almost 30 years later.
Precept has been part of my journey for 29 years now. On our first anniversary, my husband gave me an Inductive Study Bible. I cherished that Bible and still have it. Just this year he bought me a new one as my first one had seen a lot of use.
I love Precept studies because I’m actually studying God’s Word. I’m not reading someone else’s thoughts on something, but God’s. I want God’s Word to be what shapes my heart and mind. It’s my desire to see my brothers and sisters in Christ grow in their knowledge of God’s Word as well. It’s a great privilege to lead a study while people are learning and growing in His Word and having their lives forever changed.
Mark Sheldrake has a passion to see God’s people established in God’s Word. At the age of 18 Mark followed the call of Jesus to serve Him in full-time vocational ministry through the local church and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. For more than 15 years Mark served the local church as a youth pastor and senior pastor and was involved in developing high school impact programs. Mark graduated from Emmanuel Bible College with a Bachelor Degree in Professional Studies with a focus on Education and Youth. In 2015 Mark co-authored with Kay Arthur a 6-week bible study called Ignite Your Passion for God. Mark currently serves as the National Director for Precept Ministries in Canada travelling across the country teaching people how to study the Bible using Precept’s Inductive Bible Study Method. Mark is married to Jessica and they have two children Ethan and Logan.
In his spare time, he enjoys training for and running long distance races. He is a 9-time marathon finisher in pursuit of crossing the Boston Marathon finish line. One of his running highlights is completing the Chicago Marathon in October 2015 with more than 40,000 runners.
Mark’s favourite Precept Study is “Ignite Your Passion for God”…just kidding it is Kinsmen Redeemer.
Our Mission: To engage people in relationship with God through knowing His word.
Our Vision: Every believer in Christ living out God’s word every day.
Address: 61 Sherwood Drive, Brantford ON, N3T 1N3