Ministers

Coming September 9th, 2018 - Rev. Mark Anthony Lord, our new Spiritual Leader

About Rev. Mark Anthony Lord 
Rev. Mark Anthony Lord is an ordained Minister, Visionary Leader, and Author.  He is the Founder of the Bodhi Spiritual Center, Chicago.  Since its humble inception from his living room in 2003, Bodhi has grown into a flourishing community where thousands of people sought out Mark’s wisdom each week by attending Sunday services, weekly classes, and podcasts.  His personal mission is to awaken people to their inherent joy, freedom, and courage to be fully expressed.
Rev. Mark is an expert in the area of spirituality and 12-step recovery.  He has assisted people of all paths in awakening to the Spirit within that is deeply personal and greater than any addiction, trauma or fear.  He has facilitated Spirituality in Recovery workshops at many 12-step conferences, churches, and treatment centers across the country. 
He is the creator and coach for Community First, a year-long training program helping New Thought Churches create home groups for greater care, connection, and belonging.  He also coaches Ministers all over North America in leadership and church growth.
He is the author of two books, The Seven Living Words, an illuminated perspective on the seven last words of Jesus, and Thou Shall Not Suffer, 7 steps to a life of Joy.
A passionate, life-long learner, Mark received his Licensed Unity Teacher certification in 1995, became a Religious Science Practitioner in 2000, and received his Master’s in Divinity from Holmes Institute in 2003 at Agape International Spiritual Center, Los Angeles.  He has also studied at Oneness University in India.