1st Assistant Presiding Bishop

Bishop Mark C Tolbert, 1st Assistant Presiding Bishop

CONTACT INFORMATION

Bishop Mark C. Tolbert
Victorious Life Church
3400 Paseo Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109
816.561.3619 – Office

EDUCATION

Central High School Graduate
Penn Valley Community College
Charles Givens School of Wealth & Finance
Western Baptist Bible College (Honorary Doctorate)

PERSONAL

Married Emelda Faciane April 8, 1978
First Born son Mark Curtis Tolbert, Jr. November 22, 1981
Second Son Britton Elliott June 2, 1988

MINISTRY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Baptized in 1963 Christ Temple Pentecostal Church
Received Holy Ghost in 1965
Drummer for church, NWDC and PAW Conventions at age 13
Drummer for Roger Akers and God’s Chosen People 1972
IPYPU Worship Team – 1978 – 1984
NWDC Youth Chairman
Pastor of Christ Temple Church (Victorious Life Church) 1989 to Present
Elevated to District Eder in 1990
Elevated to Suffragan Bishop in 1995
Established Victorious Life Bible Institute
PAW Lay Director
Served As PAW Treasurer 2003 to 2008
Former Diocesan Bishop Canada District Council
Founded Christ Temple Church Television Ministry
Elevated to Assistant Pastor Christ Temple Church 1979
Youth President Northwestern District Council
Two Term Vice President of Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City
Lay Director Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Two Term Treasurer of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
Renamed the church Victorious Life Church 2005
Elevated to the Bishop Board of PAW 2009
Appointed to Canada District Council, 55th Episcopal District of PAW

PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Former Franchise Owner Operator of Smacks Restaurant 1976
VP of Marketing Blankenship Distributors
Manager Steak & Ale Restaurant
GNLD Independent Distributorship 1989
President of Sparrow Community Development
Founded Dominion Development Corporation
Founded Tolbert Tutoring Innovations
Founded Life Changers Network Expo
Founder/President Lee A Tolbert Charter School
Founder Victorious Life Bible Institute
President Shaken the Mountain Productions
Executive Producer DeWayne Woods
District Sales Manager – Johnson Products Company

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTED BOARDS

KCMO Board of Police Commissioners
President Tolbert Educational Services Board
President and Founder of Sparrow Community Development Corporation
Serves on Convention Management Board of Greater KCMO
Diocesan Bishop Heart of America Council of Churches
PAW Budget and Finance Chairman
President KCMO Chapter Ecumenical Clergy Coalition
University of Missouri Charter School Commission Board

FORMER MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTED BOARDS

City of Kansas City Race Relations Board
United Way Board Member
Served on the United Way Board
PIAC Board of Kansas City, Missouri
Two Term President of Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City
President KC Black Expo 2005 -2010
President Coalition of Concerned Clergy of Greater Kansas City
Friends of Sacred Structures Board
Kansas City Missouri Charter Commission

HONORS AND AWARDS

Inducted Into The Globe Newspaper 100 Most Influential Kansas City Residence

AUTHOR

“Naked Soul”
“The Power to Speak Blessings”