Bro. Mark was raised in Calvert City KY.  He is a 1981 Graduate of Marshall County High School; a 1985 graduate of Murray State University; and a 1991 graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Mark is married to Kristin Brandon Sickling and they have two grown children: Sarah Beth Sickling and Brandon. 

Bro. Mark has served 6 churches in his 32 years of ministry.  He has served churches in extreme Southwest KY; Southeast KY and Southwest Georgia.  Prior to coming to Blood River Baptist Association, in August of 2017, Bro. Mark was the Senior Pastor of F La Center KY.

In his spare time, Bro. Mark enjoys golf and deer hunting..

Association Staff

Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Little began serving as the Ministry Assistant at Blood River Baptist Association in June of 2017.  She and her husband, Bro. David Little have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  As a pastor’s wife, Sandy enjoys serving in the Children’s Ministry of Dexter Baptist Church.

Sandy also enjoys working with Celebrate Recovery(a Christian drug/alcohol recovery program) at the women’s correctional facility in Eddyville KY once a week.

Sandy has a servant’s heart and a heart to help people.  She is enjoying learning more about how she can serve the pastors and churches of the Blood River Baptist Association.  

Mrs. sandy little, administrative assistant

bro. mark e. sickling, director of missions