• Sat. Apr 1st, 2023

Rev. Mark Bomar Sr. led Cincinnati Baptist Ministers Association

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Rev. Mark Bomar Sr. Photo provided

The Rev. Mark Vincent Bomar Sr., who served as president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Cincinnati died December 7, 2020. He was 65.

Rev. Bomar was born to Henry and Phyllis Bomar on December 8, 1954. Other siblings included Veree, Carmen, Duane, Henry, Aaron, Michelle, Joy and Pierre.

He graduated from Withrow High school in 1972 and began working for General Motors.

Rev. Bomar married Amy Dunnom in 1975. This union produced two children: Mark Jr. and Amy.  

It was through this union that he became a Christian under his former mother-in-law, Pastor Lucy Dunnom (Burning Bush Church), or as he affectionately called her “Momma Lucy.” 

He pursued many career options, from managing apartments buildings, general contracting to bounty hunting. But his true passion was to advocate for others, while teaching the word of God.

He was associate pastor at Morningstar Baptist Church at 722 Oak Street in Cincinnati. So he advanced his education by receiving a Master’s Degree in Theology, learned Hebrew and received a license in marriage counseling. He went on to not only preach the word of God, but to also teach Hebrew at Temple Bible College. 

He joined the Baptist Ministers Conference in 1993, creating a second chance program, managed real estate and served as president of the conference for several years up until his death. 

The Rev. Dr. Dock E. Foster, pastor of Unity Baptist Church at 3126 Fairfield Ave. in Cincinnati and a former president of the Baptist Ministers Conference, called Rev. Bomar a “visionary.” He added the conference grew under his leadership, and he was recognized for his good spirit and attitude.

“Reverend Bomar was a big hearted guy, and he was always working to help our youth in school or obtain employment, Foster said.

Rev. Bomar married Beverly Serles on December 15, 2006

He was ill for several years, but always spoke of faith and healing. He worked hard to be his very best. 

Rev. Bomar is proceeded in death by his parents, Phyllis and Henry Bomar and siblings, Carmen, Henry and Pierre Bomar. He leaves to cherish the memories of his life, wife Beverly Bomar, children Mark Bomar Jr. and Amy Johnson (Danny), seven grandchildren and one great-grandson, along with other family members and friends.

Services have been held. Interment was in Walnut Hills Cemetery.