Mark Silah

At a glance

I work as a tax partner at a large CPA firm In Westwood.  At MABC I serve as the Treasurer where I am tasked with overseeing the Finance and Accounting functions of the church, and shepherding the congregation alongside the rest of the elders.

Education

B.S. Business Administration / Accounting – CSUN
Masters Business Taxation – USC
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Financial Planner

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I grew up in a Christian home, where my parents saw to it that we never missed church.  When I moved away from home to attend college, I stopped going to church.  I reasoned that I was a “good person”, so going to church was unnecessary.  After all, I was “raised” a Christian, baptized, and was not committing any felonies, so I must be a Christian.  This is what I sincerely believed thru my 20’s.  In my 30’s, a faithful pastor preached the gospel to me.  It was at this time that I realized that I was not saved.  Although I called myself a “Christian”, my life showed that I was a “liar and the truth was not in me” 1 John 2:4.  By God’s Grace, I repented and believed in Jesus.  Since then, God has given me the desire to know Him through his word.

The Lord has blessed me with my wonderful wife Melodie (Chavoor) and 3 daughters, Emily, Audrey and Jessica.  We praise God for all of his blessings, and look forward to seeing how God will work through MABC!

Do you have any hobbies, things you like to do with your free time

I enjoy spending time with my family.  I also enjoy weightlifting, and studying God’s word along with other theological books and sermons in my LOGOS bible software library.

Favorite books or authors

My Favorite Author is the “Prince of Preachers” Charles Spurgeon, his sermons are a timeless treasure for the church.  I also like reading systematic theologies.   Some of my favorite authors include John MacArthur and John Frame.

Any favorite passage

Ephesians 2:8-10–For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.