Mark Maciel

Executive Director

Mark Maciel has been a Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for the past 20 years. For 18 of those years, Mark served as an Administrator for Religious and Volunteers Services. Today Mark is a motivational speaker throughout the correctional system and travels with the Bill Glass Ministry Team as a platform speaker. For the past 30 years, Mark has also served as an Assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel Downey and oversees their prison ministry.

Mark began his ministry in 1981 with Calvary Chapel Downey. He has worked with many different churches to help organize their own prison ministries. Chaplain Maciel has traveled throughout the United States teaching, training, and evangelizing in prisons. Mark is a Board Member with Dr. Browning’s Biblical Christian Counseling Foundation. Mark also lectures at Calvary Chapel Bible College Downey Extension and Pepperdine University.

Mark is happily married to his wife Patricia (32 years), who ministers with him and prayerfully supports him as they raise their two daughters – Tricia and Hannah.

Mark accepted the Lord in July of 1980, on staff at Calvary Chapel Downey in 1983 as an Asst. Pastor, I have two Masters one in Counseling and the other in Theology and a Doctorate in Theology from Bethany Theo. Seminary. And with CCD as the Mission Pastor. Today Mark is the Executive Director of Prison Ministry of America.

Mark is best known through his autobiography “The Loser, The Winner” - “The Mark Maciel Story.”

Mark has also put other books together such as “Daily Devotions with Your Calvary Chapel Pastors” and “31 Days Devotional with Calvary Chapel Downey Pastors’ Wives,” and “The Seeker.” Released 2003 - “Daily Devotional with Calvary Chapel Pastors’ Wives” Recently Released – “Some Of My Best Friend is Doing Life.”, " The commentary of Jonah: and "The Commentary of Ruth"

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