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, eight 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