Mark Winter’s One Man Show Ministries was launched in 1999 as a “creative force for God.” The acting bug bit Mark in high school and continued through college, where he attended drama classes and acted in local theater. When he was called into the ministry, he realized that this art form could effectively be used in church settings. Over the decades, Mark has penned numerous religious scripts and portrayed countless characters from the Bible. He has honed his skills in community theaters around the DFW Metroplex, where he has been blessed to work under directors with extensive experience in regional theater and Broadway.
Mark uses variety of creative methods to communicate the truths of Scripture, including costumed storytelling, song, writing, and magical object lessons. His most popular characters include Simeon, Peter the fisherman, and God’s Cavalryman, an old-fashioned circuit rider. His portrayals vary in length (20 – 40 minutes) and some include music, video and pre-recorded narration. If he doesn’t have something in his repertoire to fit your needs, he can create a monologue for the occasion.
Mark is available for worship services, pulpit supply, stewardship campaigns, church anniversary celebrations, camps, and Vacation Bible School programs. He serves as an ordained elder and General Evangelist of the United Methodist Church, but he is free to travel to any congregation that fits into the mission of his ministry.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ONE MAN SHOW MINISTRIES:
“Mark possesses a tremendous ability to draw in an audience by becoming the character he portrays. His talent enables him to relate to both young and old in a unique way. Every person will be blessed by the special work of One Man Show Ministries.” Pastor, Fayetteville, AR
“Mark, you are a gifted man with unique talents. God is using you to shape and mold the lives of people of all ages. I have been blessed to experience your ministry and so have countless others.” Layman, Arlington, TX
“Mark Winter is an energetic, multi-gifted preacher with a heart full of Jesus. He has a fresh approach and is able to connect with today’s people.” United Methodist Pastor, Retired, Springfield, IL
COST: I typically work on a love offering + expense basis, no minimum required.
If a love offering cannot be received for any of my events, please contact me for a quote.
CHILDREN are important to Mark—even more to God! As the father of three and grandfather of two, Mark loves to make kids laugh, help them make right choices, and let them know about the great love of Jesus. His goofy alter ego, “The Almost Amazing Marko,” uses magic and merriment at back-to-school events, Vacation Bible School, children’s revivals, and Christmas & Easter parties. As “Pastor Mark,” he has been featured in the Bible Connection video segments of KiDs Beach Club, an after-school ministry in 12 states.
“I would absolutely recommend Mark to other groups looking for solid, Bible-based entertainment for their kids. We are already looking at our calendar to see when we can invite him to come again.” ~Baptist Children’s Director, Hurst, TX
PREACHING has been Mark’s passion since he delivered his first sermon in 1984. He loves unpacking scripture and delivering messages that are straightforward and inspirational. Mark can fill the pulpit, teach a Sunday school series, or preach your next revival – even bring in some of his characters! As an award-winning Toastmaster, Mark can also serve as a keynote speaker at banquets and weekend events.
“Mark Winter is a master at mixing humor and seriousness; drama and tradition; and developing an atmosphere that renews the spirit and brings people closer to their faith in Jesus.” From the newsletter of First United Methodist Church, Killeen, TX