Reverend Dr. Mark Ogunwale Lomax
The Reverend Dr. Mark A. Lomax is the founding pastor of the First African Presbyterian Church of Lithonia, Georgia where he has served since 1993, and assistant professor of homiletics at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) where he has served since 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio; a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio; and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He served as pastor of the Davidson United Presbyterian Church in Davidson, North Carolina and the Westhills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia before accepting the call as a new church development from the New Church Development Commission of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery in March 1993. Dr. Lomax has served on various Presbytery and General Assembly committees and task forces, and as Interim President-Dean of the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. He is a published author who preaches and lectures and has ecumenical and interfaith appeal and experience.