An emerging faith leader Marben is a pastor, writer, and entrepreneur who is committed to humbly serving the Lord while being a successful business leader as a bivocational pastor.
After a decade of service as a United States Army Officer, Marben has worked in leadership positions for some of the best companies in the world, including Sara Lee, Eaton, PPG, and Advanced Micro Devices.
The Reverend Marben Bland, an Itinerant Elder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was appointed Pastor of New Bethel in January of 2019.
A native of Gray, Georgia, Marben has a Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University, a Masters in Public Administration from Georgia College and State University and a Masters in Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Committed to a healthy lifestyle, Marben workouts regularly as he trains to run in various races around the country. He has identified seven passions that drive his life: Faith, Family, Financial Security, Personal Accountability, Healthy Living, Fun and Baseball. However, the real joy of his life is spending time with his son Chandler, his daughter-in-law, Erika and his four darling granddaughters Nina 9, Alicia 6, and Rosie 4 and Noah 2.