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Mark Virkler

Mark Virkler

Mark grew up conservative Baptist (Evangelical Baptist), and Patti conservative Evangelical United Brethren. They met while at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, N.Y., and married during their third year. They graduated in 1974, Patti graduating magna cum laude. Since then, Mark has received a Master of Theology from Miami Christian University and a Ph.D. from Carolina Christian University. He has also been included in "Who’s Who in the World" each year since 2000, and "Who's Who in American Education" in 2006. Patti has received a Master of Ministry and Doctorate of Ministry from Vision International University.

They have two children, Charity, born 1977 and Joshua, born 1979. Patti home-schooled both children from kindergarten to 12th grade, after which they both went on to earn degrees through Christian Leadership University, of which Mark is the founder and President and Patti is the Academic Dean.

They have been active in ministry together since meeting in 1970. They founded a church, Pioneer Christian Fellowship, and worked on several church staffs over the years. They have helped develop three networks of church-centered Bible schools, and currently head up Communion With God Ministries.

Mark’s hunger to hear God’s voice was rewarded in 1979 when he set the entire year aside to learn to do so. God gave him a breakthrough, which is recorded in the books How to Hear God's Voice and Dialogue With God. Mark has traveled worldwide since 1984 teaching the Communion With God weekend seminar. God has given him a commission to saturate the world with the message of communion with God.

Mark and Patti hold firmly to two great historical creeds of Orthodox Christianity, the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. Mark and Patti are interdenominational in their ministry. They believe fully in the authority and inerrancy of the Bible and in the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Mark is available upon request as a seminar speaker. For a complete list of seminars available, see the document Life-Changing Seminars With Mark Virkler.  Also: Tips for a Successful Seminar.


Click here to see his 100 Huntley Street interview. 

Click here to see his Sid Roth TV interview.

You can hear Sid Roth’s five days of radio interviews with Mark Virkler at:

Have you ever wondered how can you hear God speak to you personally? Mark Virkler explains the four keys that not only have helped him but thousands around the world.


Sid Roth's 5 part interview with Mark Virkler