Recent history at St. Marks
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 Ministries Opens
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.
Our Historic Past
More information about St. Mark's slave cemetery can be found in the resource section of this page.
1856 St. Mark's is Granted Parish Status
1981 Our Slave Cemetery is found.
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.
2020 Rafters Ground Breaking
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.