Mark Vroegop has been the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis since 2008. He previously served as Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan, from 1996-2008.

Mark and his wife, Sarah, are parents of four living children and a stillborn daughter.  They have three adult sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, and a Bernedoodle named Stella.

He’s the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament.  He was awarded the 2020 ECPA Christian Book of the Year and New Author Awards.  His next book, Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation released in August 2020.

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Episode Talking Points

  • Definition of biblical lament- prayer of pain that leads to trust in God
  • Story of Mark’s stillborn daughter Sylvia
  • Turn-complain-ask-trust
  • The decision of praise
  • How lament shapes us for eternity
  • The two ditches of denial and despair


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