Ted Bible


Pastor Ted feels truly blessed to be serving as the pastor of St. Mark’s because Lima/Allen County is his home.  Upon graduation from Elida High School he began a 20 year banking career at Tower National Bank which later became known as Bank One.  In 1998 he switched careers from banking to higher education and worked at Bluffton University for 18 years. Pastor Ted earned his bachelor’s degree from Bluffton University,  his Master of Arts degree in Theological Studies from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay and has continued his education at United Theological Seminary in Dayton. Pastor Ted is married to Jean who is also a lifelong resident of Lima/Allen County having graduated from Shawnee High School and Bluffton University.  They have a daughter, Megan, who will attend Mt. Vernon Nazarene University in the fall of 2021. Pastor Ted is passionate about building relationships with people and about preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  In 2007 he discovered a love for mission work and has been on over 12 mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico and has served in a variety of local mission outreach activities. Office 419-222-3601 Email: tedbible@gmail.com

Diane Bailey
Ministry Assistant
Diane is a graduate of Shawnee High School.  She teaches Bible study at St. Mark’s, serves on several Ministry Teams and loves to help others read through the entire Bible in the span of a year.
She is married to Jeff and has two children, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and one crazy dog!
Her passion is to help others, broken from past hurts or abuse, find healing through Jesus. After years of dealing with depression herself, Diane wants nothing more than to help others reach a place of forgiveness and, ultimately, peace and joy in their lives.
Office Phone: 419-222-3601 Email: limastmarks@gmail.com
Jessie Roark

Jessie Roark

Resource Center Director

Jessie’s journey to a better life through Christ led her to St. Mark’s where she has been the Director of the Resouce Center since 2014. This position allows her to build relationships with those in the community who are in need. Through the Resource Center, St. Mark’s can address the immediate needs for food and clothing and provide assistance with other needs that may be hindering the client’s ability to become self-sufficient.

  Jessie is very passionate about serving those who are affected by incarceration and is a vital member of the United Methodist Conference re-entry program “All in Community.” “Hope Lettes”, a letter writing ministry, is one way that Jessie is reaching women who are incarcerated. Jessie credits God for the broken road the lead her to her husband, Roger.  Roger and Jessie share three wonderful girls and have four grandchildren. Jessie is a 2000 graduate of Rhodes State College with an asociates degree in accounting.  She is also a 2013 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with an associate degree in business and medical coding. Jessie is a 2017 Jefferson Award winner.  In 2019, Jessie was awarded the Denman Evangelist Award, and was an Athena Award finalist in 2021.   She currently serves on many different boards in the community and sees this as just another way she can make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Office Phone: 419-222-3601 Email: SMCresourcecenter1@gmail.com