Mark Cox

Access Church, Ohio, Ohio
Lead Church Planter, Lead Church Planter
Columbus Ohio, Columbus Ohio
Access Church
February 12
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About My Family

I married my best friend, Christi, on July 29, 2006. We have three kids: Kipton, Caden and Cohen. We live in Columbus, Ohio, where we are planting Access Church. We love Jesus, the Buckeyes and spending time with friends and family!

About My Church Plant

Access Church has existed as a vision in our hearts for several years now. It begins with the belief that God is up to something in the world, and we want to be a small part of what God is doing right here in Columbus. One of our main convictions is that too many people are settling for a fraction of what God offers in this life. We have become too comfortable with simply GOING to church. We believe that the fullness of God is available to all people. In other words, we want to BE the church as we guide people to experience life in Jesus Christ. We see a church that comes alongside families, serves our city and guides people to experience life in Jesus Christ. This isn't about building a big church; we're out to make disciples!

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at


We're asking God to give us favor in our community and that He would use us to reach people with the gospel. Pray that God would continue to provide so we can become a self-sustaining body and that we would have plenty of resources for what He has called us to do.


Pray for us as we are on the ground daily making connections with new families. Partner with us financially to help us get off the ground. Bring short-term mission teams to help us with our major community events.
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