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Vice President for Evangelism of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
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Mark A. Finley (born 1945) is the former host and director of It Is Written (from 1991–2004), for which he traveled around the world as a televangelist, and spoke on the weekly television show It Is Written. He was the first Seventh-day Adventist pastor to do a satellite evangelistic series. He also served as one vice-president out of nine for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and has written over 74 published books.
Evangelism is where Finley made his mark on the world, presenting more than 150 evangelistic meeting series around the globe in about 80 countries with resulting baptisms numbering in the thousands. His best known association is as a television speaker for the current series Experience Hope, a weekly broadcast of the Hope Channel; for the It Is Written telecast of 13 years; and also for the first two NET evangelism satellite series broadcast in North America. He was again televised for the fourth time in the autumn of 2008 as speaker for the annual North American NET series. He has preached 17 NET series broadcast throughout the world. He uses his preaching and evangelism gifts to teach others in seminars, field schools and evangelism institutes. He has written more than 70 books, as well as numerous seminar presentations, major evangelistic series, teaching manuals, and magazine articles. His recorded seminars and series, available for purchase in various media formats, numbers about 20. He also writes a series of Bible studies published monthly in Adventist World.
Finley and his wife, Ernestine “Teenie,” have three children.
Finley's parents, James and Gloria Finley, started and managed two businesses through the years: Finley Screw Machine Products and James Wright Industries. Finley has three younger sisters.
- 2000 and Beyond
- End Time Living
- The Next Superpower
- Solid Ground
- Studying Together
- Thirteen Life-Changing Secrets
- Revelation's Predictions for a New Millennium
Books co-authored with Steven R. Mosley:
- A Religion that Works
- Confidence Amid Chaos
- Faith Against the Odds
- Jerusalem Showdown
- Hope for a New Century
- Looking for God in all the Wrong Places
- Questioning the Supernatural
- Revelation's Three Most Wanted
- Unshakable Faith
- When Faith Crumbles
- Why So Many Denominations?
Books co-authored with George Vandeman, the founder of It Is Written:
- The Overcomers
- "The History of It Is Written". itiswritten.com. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
- on YouTube, in a message to the General Youth Conference in 2004
- "Finding God Through Net '96", gratitude expressed by Jeff Teater
- Articles about Finley and by Finley, as cataloged in the Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index (SDAPI)
- http://www.adventist.org web site of the Seventh-day Adventist Church