Mark L. Hopper, Minister of Music and Organist
Growing up as a preacher’s kid in the mountains of western North Carolina, I was surrounded by caring and loving church friends who nurtured my musical interest and showed me Christ’s love firsthand. After studying music education at Mars Hill College and sacred music at Samford University in Birmingham, AL, I couple my two passions of teaching and music making into my work here at First Baptist, forming worship skills with our amazing young people and our wonderful adults.
I enjoy musical theater and have the privilege of being part of the creative and directing team of the Henderson Rec Players community theater. I also enjoy woodworking and DIY home improvement.
If you’re new to First Baptist Henderson, I hope you’ll give our church and community a try. I think you’ll find the same kind, warm, and loving atmosphere my wife Sharon and children Robert, Jack, and Eva have enjoyed for the past fourteen years!