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Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Mark Coffey

Church Planting Missionary to South Africa since 2011


We are the Coffey family, and God has called us to be church planting missionaries to the country of South Africa. We are also passionate about helping others find their place on the foreign mission field through Short Mission Trips, Camps, Medical Clinics, and Christian School Education.


I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was six years old. It wasnʼt until I was nineteen on a mission trip to Peru that I totally surrendered my life to the Lord. My wife and I were full-time missionaries on the field of Peru for five years but came back to the States in 2005 to help start the Our Generation Training Center, Vision Baptist Church, and Vision Baptist Missions in Alpharetta, GA. In April 2011, our family resigned as the Director of Vision Baptist Missions to begin raising support as church planting missionaries to South Africa. We arrived on the field in June 2013, and started New Life Baptist Church of Kwadwesi, and led in 3 other church plants. Amy and I have 5 children. 1 is on deputation to Argentina, one is Bible college studying to be a missionary, and our 3 youngest are still at home.


I had the opportunity to grow up in a pastorʼs home. Pastor Wayne Cofield, from Whitfield Baptist Church in Dalton, GA, is my dad. I accepted Christ as my personal Savior when I was eight years old. I surrendered my life completely to God when I was in Peru on a missions trip at the age of fifteen. I decided then that I would do anything and go anywhere God wanted me to. My purpose in life is to be the best possible helpmeet for my husband. Mark and I, along with our five children, Tyler, Chase, Emilee, Luke, and Addison, are serving together to get the gospel around the world.


  • B.A., Peru Baptist College, 2000
  • M.A., Our Generation Training Center, 2002

Ministry Experience

  • Children Church Pastor and Youth Leader, Whitfield Baptist Church, 1995-1996
  • Missionary to Peru, 2000-2005
  • General Director, Vision Baptist Mission, 2008-2010
  • Missionary to South Africa, 2011-present
  • Administrative Pastor, Vision Baptist Church, 2006-2019
  • Africa Director, Vision Baptist Missions, 2020-present

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