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John Mark Trent

August 15, 1956 - October 5, 2011
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TRENT, John Mark, 55, a Wetumpka resident, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Visitation will be held Friday, October 7, 2011, from 5-7 PM at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:30 AM, from Alabama Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors Rick Addison and Glenn Hemrick officiating. He was born on August 15, 1956 in Troy, Ohio, to Steeley and Annetta Trent, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from an accident. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Faith Sadler Trent, three sons, Nathan Wesley (25), Benjamin Whitefield (21) and his wife Rachel, Andrew Steeley...
TRENT, John Mark, 55, a Wetumpka resident, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Visitation will be held Friday, October 7, 2011, from 5-7 PM at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. His Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:30 AM, from Alabama Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors Rick Addison and Glenn Hemrick officiating. He was born on August 15, 1956 in Troy, Ohio, to Steeley and Annetta Trent, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from an accident.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Faith Sadler Trent, three sons, Nathan Wesley (25), Benjamin Whitefield (21) and his wife Rachel, Andrew Steeley (18), Sister Hope Welbaum and husband Dean (Noblesville, Indiana). He is survived by three "adopted" children, Becky, Josh, and David and a large extended family that he loved dearly.
John Mark served as a pastor for 30 years, serving churches in Michigan, Kentucky, and Alabama. For the past 15 years he served as a Marriage Family Therapist in the Montgomery area. His loves were his God, his wife, his boys, and his large circle of friends – to know him was to love and respect him. He was an avid Kentucky Wildcats Basketball and CincinnatiRed's Baseball fan. He loved camping and fishing and the Rocky Mountain West. He was avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed debating philosophy and theology. He loved to teach and that influenced everything he did.
Dr. Trent was licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Alabama and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. He held a Masters Degree in Family Therapy from Southern Christian University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Auburn University. He was a senior staff therapist at The Samaritan Counseling Center, Inc., focusing his ministry at the center on children and families. He was Director of the Ph.D. program in Family Therapy at Amridge University, where he also served as Director of Research, Evaluation, and Analysis in the School of Leadership and Human Services. He was a past president of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy and past treasurer of the National Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Samaritan Counseling Center Client Assistant Fund to assist under-resourced families with obtaining needed counseling services. Condolences may be offered at www.alabamaheritagefh.com. Alabama Heritage Directing.

"Dr Trent You will truly be missed by emily and I. You made a huge impact on emily and she has cried and wants to see Dr. Trent again. We will see you one..." Patti Mann (Wetumpka, AL)

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