Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Giacobbe

Pastor of Community Life (Manayunk)

Mark grew up in Staten Island, New York. He graduated with his bachelors in Political Science from UPenn and went on to get his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He moved back to Philly in 2012 to pursue a PhD in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. When he’s not building his academic resume, Mark enjoys being outdoors and getting his passport stamped whenever possible. Mark is an avid musician and multi-instrumentalist, serving Citylight as a worship leader and lay pastor.


Matthew 21:18-21
Counterfeit Gods, Tim Keller
Genesis 18:26 – 19:38
Genesis 3:7-24
Mark 7:31-37
As you’ve surely heard by now, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, after what has been one of the most divisive and acrimonious presidential elections in modern memory. This is Mark Giacobbe, one of of the pastors at Citylight, and I’m writing today to consider: What does this mean …
Matthew 5:1-6
Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God (long and scholarly treatment of mission in the Bible) John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad (accessible and inspiring introduction to global missions) Joshua Project Christianity in its Global Context  
Philippians 1:1-2
Exodus 20:13 Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory by Phil Ryken Ten Commandments: Ethics for the 21st Century by Mark Rooker
Mark 10:35-45 Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein Jesus the King, Timothy Keller
1 Samuel 16-17
Exodus: 15-17  
Mark unpacks the theme of resurrection in the Old Testament, New Testament and our lives.  This is a theme that undergirds much of Paul’s writing in the Book of Romans.
Psalm 27 (ESV) Interpreting the Psalms