At the age of 6-years-old God revealed to S. Mark Haywood II that he had a divine calling on his life. God continued to lead and guide Mark in his formative years, and at the age of 10-years-old Mark became saved. Nearly two decades later, Mark formally accepted his calling to the ministry. S. Mark Haywood II graduated from Clear Lake High School in Houston, TX in 1999 on the “Advanced with Honors” program and earned recognition as a National Merit Scholar. He went on to earn two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Africana Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he joined Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc in 2000 and graduated in 2004. Subsequently, Mark earned a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in Houston, TX and a Master Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA in 2009. He currently is enrolled at Grace School of Theology, where he is pursuing a Masters of Theology.
Mark serves as Executive Pastor for God’s Household of Faith in Dickinson, TX. He is a co-founder of H&H Praise Ministries, in which he has taught, promoted, and spread the Gospel through the pantomime art form since 1996. Currently, Mark serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Institute for Theological Studies (ITS), utilizing his budgeting, accounting, and financial analysis skills to aide ITS as they fulfill their mission to educate the body of Christ. Mark also serves as a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual, providing his clientele with the best in service – in the areas of risk management, wealth accumulation, and wealth protection – to help them reach their financial goals and dreams.
Dr. S. Mark Haywood is the Pastor and Founder of God’s Household of Faith in Dickinson, Texas. In addition to his Pastoral duties, he serves as the Vice President of Student Services and Assistant Professor at the Grace School of Theology (GSoT).
Dr. Haywood conducts administrative matters, counsels students, recruits students, and teaches Bible Study Methods, Hermeneutics, Expository Preaching, and various other Bible Exposition and Ministry Skills courses.
Pastor Haywood holds a Th.M. Degree in Pastoral Ministries from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), a Juris Doctor in Law from John F. Kennedy University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Welfare from San Francisco State University. He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy program at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
Pastor Haywood and his lovely wife Jackie have three sons (Erick, Cameron, and Mark II) and one daughter (Jacquel). God has sent him forth to exercise his gifts and talents through teaching and preaching Biblical and Theological truths.
President S. Mark Haywood