We have a passion for people, our community and the world! Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the Love of God and a genuine call to ministry. We are here to serve God by serving you. Our call is to Love God, Love People and Love Life.
Pastor Mark is a voice to this generation…. a voice that speaks with passion and unwavering faith in the word of God. With fervency and an energetic delivery, he presents the word and paints the text in a way that challenges believers and non-believers to follow Christ. Pastor Mark is the Senior Pastor of Harbor Life...a dynamic, multi-racial, multi-generational church that is on the move in the Safety Harbor/Tampa Bay area.
Pastor Mark’s partner in ministry and in life is Jackie Weir. Jackie serves as the Pastor of worship and arts at Harbor life Church… Mark and Jackie are the proud parents of one beautiful daughter, Cassie Noelle Hollingsworth. Cassie and her husband, Josh Hollingsworth, are lead pastor’s at Loving Life Church in Seffner, Florida. They have blessed Pastor Mark and Jackie with three precious grandchildren; Ty Cannon, Talon Cole, and Taylor Faith.
Jackie is a passionate worship leader, songwriter. She is the pastor of worship and arts at Harbor Life Church in Safety Harbor, FL where she and her husband, Mark, serve as the Senior Pastors of the dynamic, multi-racial, multi-generational church. Jackie has served in full time music ministry for over 17 years.
Jackie has been on a pursuit for His presence since an early age. After singing her first solo at the age of three and growing up in a Strong Christian home, she began sensing a calling to minister to people through the power of music.
Realizing that true transformation comes in His presence, Jackie is passionate about leading people to find Him…. the One who is unlimited in all things. She longs to connect people to the heart of the Father through worship.
Jackie’s deep passion for God and her sincere heart of worship is expressed in her songs the Holy Spirit has inspired her to write.
Pastor Steve Burkowske and his wife Dawn have been serving in children’s ministry for over 20 years. They have four wonderful children that have been key components of their ministry team through the years. Their son, Eric, and his wife Ariana live in Ocala, Florida. Their eldest daughter, Hannah, is a student at Lee University. And Abigail and Olivia are their youngest two daughters who are high school students and are involved in various ministries of Harbor Life Church. Steve and Dawn have a passion for families, from birth to parenthood. They want to see people thrive in their walk with Jesus during every season of life. They are excited to see God move in the lives of our children and students.
Steve has previously served on the leadership team for the Children’s Leadership Association (CLA) which is the national children’s board for the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. In addition, he has served on the state children’s committees in Maryland, Kentucky, Alabama and now Florida, where he currently serves as President of the FCLA Committee.
Jeremy and Chara truly have hearts for youth. They have been working with youth for 10 years and have a passion to see young people become truly committed followers of Christ. They believe in teaching Jesus centered youth ministry and teaching the youth how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jeremy and Chara have three wonderful children Marissa, Kaala and Tristan. All three serve in their perspective classes within the Harbor life community. Chara is one of our VPK teachers at Alpha & Omega and Jeremy plays the Bass in our praise band.
Pastor Shawn has been working in youth ministry for the past 15 years as a servant leader, assistant, youth pastor and presently serves as the assistant to the pastor/media outreach specialist at Harbor Life. He has a passion to see others step into their role in the church. Shawn is a Discipleship oriented teacher and one of our C.L.A.S.S. instructors. He also serves in our music ministry and the Manna Coffee House!
Shawn is a board certified K-6 Educator with the State of Florida, having recently graduated from St. Petersburg College. His wife Stephanie, daughter Allie and son Noah, love to serve and be a part of the community of Harbor Life.