Pastor Small Honored at PICF

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Pastor Marcus Small and First Lady Melanie Small. Photo by Godfrey Lee.

Peoples Inter-Cities Fellowship, located at 639 Drake Ave., celebrated the sixth pastoral anniversary of their Senior Pastor Marcus Small and First Lady Melanie Small on  June 2, 2019.

The anniversary included Florence Williams as the Mistress of Ministry and Rev. Dr. Rondall Leggett, Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church, as the main speaker.

A dinner was served after the anniversary aervice.

Senior Pastor Marcus Small is the son of the late Fred Small, according to the PICF website. Pastor Marcus Small grew up attending the Marin City Church of God, which changed their name to People’s Inter-Cities Fellowship (PICF) in January 2005.

Pastor Small grew up in Marin City where he attended the local schools. He graduated from Redwood High School in 1979 and then attended the College of Marin. Small graduated from COM with an A.A. degree in Behavioral Sciences in 1981 and then transferred to San Francisco State University (SFSU) where he received his B.A. degree in Psychology in 1984.

While attending COM and SFSU, Small was also taking Bible classes at the Southern Marin Bible Institute, which was founded by his brother-in-law, Pastor Dr. Emmanuel Akognon.

In 1985, Small was accepted into the Clinical Psychology Program at SFSU where he graduated in 1987 with a M.S. in Clinical Psychology. In 1990, he was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.

In 1987 Pastor Marcus was licensed as a Minister in the Church of God and in 1997, he was ordained by the Interstate Association of the Church of God.

On May 15, 2013, Small became the senior pastor of PICF after his father went home to be with the Lord. Small loves the Lord and loves serving in ministry. In addition to his role as senior pastor, he currently plays the organ for the church after initially starting off playing the drums.

Small is married to Melanie Small (Warren) and they have two children, Quinlan and Sherrell. Marcus, his wife and daughter live in Rohnert Park. Their son, Quinlan, married Chelsea Black of Medford, Ore., in July of 2013 and Quinlan currently resides in Oregon.

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