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A Historic Church, Growing for a New Age

2022 Brandy Saltzman

is hired as Youth Minister

We are pleased to welcome Brandy Saltzman to our staff. 

2021 Father Garry Edwards 

is called as Rector​

We are pleased to have Father Garry join us.  A native of Barbados he joins us from Melbourne Florida and brings great energy to the hill.

2021 Flyin' Lion

Transition to Employment Program

Our Flyin' Lion Transition to Employment Program holds its first class in April 2021.  

Our Mission: To create a community that embraces acceptance, encourages the talents and  enhances the skills of economically challenged and differently abled adults seeking to become self supporting.

2021 The Rafters Opens 

& Hosts its First Wedding

The Rafters officially opened in March 2021 and we held our first wedding in June of that year.   

Ground Breakin​g​

July 2020: Ground breaking for our new building "The Rafters". This building gives us additional space to meet, grow, and help serve our new endeavor "Flyin' Lion Transition to Work Ministry". We host weddings and community events to raise funds for our Flyin' Lions Ministry.

2015: Church is Renovated.

The original structure was built in 1886

2010 Parish Hall is Renovated.  

The original structure was built in 1954. The inside of our Parish Hall was renovated, updating office and meeting space.

2009 Youth Minister is added to the staff.

We welcomed Rev. Matt Addington to our staff and Director of Christian Formation and Youth Minister

2005 Rev. Sarah Hollar is called as Rector

We welcomed The Reverend Sarah D. Hollar to St. Mark's. Rev. Hollar served as the Rector from 2005 through 2020. Rev. Edmund Pickup is serving as our Interim Priest during our transition.

1981 Our Slave Cemetery is found.

More information about St. Mark's slave cemetery can be found in the resource section of this page.

1956 St. Mark's is Granted Parish Status

1883 the first services were held in a schoolhouse organized by disgruntled Presbyterians; services were led by Joseph Blount Cheshire from St. Peter's church in Charlotte.

1884 St. Mark's was granted Mission status and Reverend Cheshire was assigned to St. Mark's.

1886 Land was donated and the corner stone of the church building was laid.

1887 The first service in our worship space was held.

1897 Parish House is built

Our Parish House served as the Rectory for St. Mark's Priests. It now holds children's Sunday school classes, nursery and a bride's room.

*Long Creek is the original town name for Huntersville, NC.





Cheshire, Jos. Blount (1927).

Publisher Unknown: Mecklenburg County.

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