Hi! I’m Mark Doebler, aka, Coach Mark. My current and greatest passion is as the spiritual leader and coach of a wonderful church plant in Peoria, Illinois, otherwise known as The Grove. I do not see my role there in the traditional sense of “Pastor”, but more as a spiritual coach, someone who is encouraging, pushing, pulling, leading, and coaching people to achieve their best….not only in a spiritual sense, but in their whole lives. When Jesus said he came to “give us life…” it wasn’t just about what comes later. It was about NOW! And now includes a whole lot more than just Sunday morning “church”.
I have other things that I love as well. I’m crazy about college football in general, and the University of South Carolina specifically. The Gamecocks are my annual test of faith. And though I am still patiently (really, impatiently) waiting, I am still confident that someday my faith will be rewarded.
I’m a Huge fan of golf…especially when I get to play…
and….I love to travel and experience new things.
I want to live large….not in terms of what I possess…but in the richness of my faith, my family, my friends, and my experiences.
ONE FINAL NOTE (DISCLAIMER): While I am the Head Coach at The Grove, my comments and thoughts here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the church I serve nor of those who attend there. They are NOT always one and the same.
If you’d like to contact me, please send an email to email@example.com