We are thrilled to announce that Mark McFerran has joined the AGAPE team as the new Director of Development.
Mark has worked for Christian organizations his entire career, primarily raising financial support. He moved to Nashville in 1995 to work as the Chief Development Officer for Brentwood Academy – a position he held for 17 years. He also spent five years working for Lipscomb University as the Associate Vice President for Community Philanthropy helping launch the College of Entertainment and the Arts.
Most recently, Mark has helped a number of people through his company, Coaching 4 Impact, by raising money for inspirational films, consulting with non-profit organizations and coaching executives and business owners to expand their reach.
Mark is a graduate of the 2000 Leadership Brentwood class and former board member of the Williamson County Chamber. He has also been involved in numerous civic and professional organizations, including the Brentwood Noon Rotary Club, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
“I am honored to join such a well-respected, Christ-centered organization with a strong 53-year heritage, committed to serving a wide range of people in the greater Middle Tennessee area,” Mark said. “I look forward to partnering with Chandler and the board to make AGAPE even more known and create an even stronger community of partners.”
“Many prayers from staff, board members and friends of AGAPE have been lifted up for the Lord to provide AGAPE with the right person with the experience, influence and relationships to lead AGAPE’s development efforts in the coming years,” said Executive Director Chandler Means. “Mark is the answer to those prayers! Not only because of his accomplished career but more importantly because of his deep love for the Lord and his genuine faith in Christ. We are blessed and overjoyed to have someone with Mark’s faith, experience and commitment to AGAPE’s ministry as part of our leadership team.”
Mark has been married for 35 years to his wife, Melody, and they have two adult children, Taylor and Mikayla. Mark and Melody are members of the Stonebridge Bible Church in Brentwood.