Thursday, January 31, 2008

Brother goes to Glory!

Mark A. Swan
Born in Anderson, Indiana on Dec. 16, 1957Departed on Jan. 25, 2008 and resided in Anderson, IN.

Monday, Jan. 28, 2008
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008
East Maplewood Cemetery
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Anderson - Mark A. Swan, 50, Anderson, died January 25, 2008 at St. Johns Health System, Anderson Indiana after a sudden heart attack.

He was born December 16, 1957 in Anderson, Indiana, and resided in Anderson, Indiana.

He was the Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship in Anderson since 1989. The greatest desire of his heart was to see souls saved and to warn of the last days of apostasy.He is survived by his wife and best friend: Angi Swan. Sons: Jared (wife, Priscilla) Swan and Zachary Swan both of Anderson. Parents: Tony and Gaye Swan of Anderson. Father and mother-in-law: Jim and Marcy Davis of Anderson. Brothers and sisters: Linda (husband, Mark) Aleshire of Anderson, Joe (wife, Kathie) Swan of Anderson, Steve (wife, Carolyn) Swan of Atlanta, IN, Peggy (husband, Doug) Meredith of Bowling Green, KY and Missy Kriner of Anderson. Sisters-in-law: Jamie Davis of Noblesville and Stacy (husband, Mark) Brewer of Anderson. Two Granddaughters: Grace Swan and Hannah Swan. Several nieces and nephews and a host of brothers and sisters in Jesus.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law: Jim Kriner.

Services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, Anderson, Indiana, with Pat Eaks officiating.

Burial will be in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson .

Visitation will be from 4-8:00 PM on Monday, January 28, 2008 at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel, Anderson, Indiana.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Grace Bible Fellowship.

Our Pastor has been graciously taken to Glory by His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He will be missed by all who loved him. Please pray for his wife Angi, son Jared(wife Priscilla) and son Zac as they press on without Mark. Also, pray for Grace Bible Fellowship as we move forward from this day on.

This is copy of Mark's last public prayer at GBF. We say amen to this prayer and we call all to press on to the prize set before them. This was prayed after one of the most personally(to me), challenging and convicting messages Mark ever preached.

Bro Pat

Father, I just pray tonight that thy Holy Spirit would, Lord he already has and we just give you praise. He's already walking in and out of these pews tonight. Lord, I saw your Spirit, as a dove lighting upon some here tonight.

O Lord Jesus, I pray that that would be the relationship we all could have Lord. Let us say with John, when he said, "I must decrease and He must increase. Lord tonight increase in our life where we love you more than any pleasure, any sin, any temptation, anything which is allowed, or not allowed. That we love you, more than. And Lord, that our lives will be driven by our relationship with you. "O Love that will not let me go, I cast my weary soul on thee. O Lord, tonight we cast ourselves on thee. Encourage your people tonight as we leave here, Lord, not to be ladled with guilt, but Lor, to leave here with knowing that we have an opportunity to go deeper with thee and stronger with thee.

For we ask it in Jesus' name,
Amen, amen


Stacy Lynn said...

Was this not, also, after his last sermon preached? I listened to it the other day. I'm so thankful for all of the CD(s) and tapes we have to listen to of Mark's sermons!!

Patrick Eaks said...

Yes, this prayer was prayed after the last message that Mark preached.

I also am greatful to the many cd's we have from Brother Mark, they will be very helpful to me personally. Thanks for yoour comments.

Bro Pat