Pastoral Team


  • Mark Mohler, Lead Pastor

    Pastor Mark has been Lead Pastor at SBC since 2012. He was born in Kentucky and lived there until moving to Texas in 2001, where he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as Lead Pastor of churches in Kentucky, Texas and Illinois.  Mark is currently pursuing a PhD from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark has a wife and two kids, all of whom he adores.  

  • Danny Ward, Worship Pastor

    Pastor Danny is originally from Southern Illinois and has been Worship Leader/Senior Adult Pastor at SBC for over 21 years. Danny's family is Pam, Dwan, Alaura, Andre and Aiden. He enjoys music of various kinds, basketball and working out at the Hub. 



  • Ashby Tillery, Discipleship and Missions Pastor

    Pastor Ashby has been at SBC since 2009, first serving as Student Pastor before transitioning into his current role as Discipleship and Missions Pastor in 2013. Ashby graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served as a Student Pastor at churches in Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri before moving to Marion.



  • Eric Trout, Student Pastor

    Pastor Eric joined the staff at SBC in August 2015. He was born and raised in Carmi, IL. After surrendering to full time ministry, the Lord led him to Mid-Continent University. Eric met his wife, Anna, at MCU; they were married in June 2008. They have 3 children: Mckenzie, Laney, and Levi. Eric has served churches in Kentucky, Robinson, IL, and Texas before coming to Marion. He is currently pursuing an MA in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Second Baptist Church

308 South Russell

Marion, IL 62959

618-993-2338

sbc@secondbaptistmarion.com