Mark Altrogge (alias Ticket Boy) at WorshipGod09

Mark Altrogge is a multi-talented man. His songs have been sung across the world (I Stand in Awe, Forever Grateful) and he continues to be one of the most prolific, humble songwriters I know. He’s also a caring husband and dad, and a superb pastor at his church in Indiana, Pa. Not to mention, he’s a gifted artist and a great writer.

On top of all these talents, Mark is one of the funniest guys I know. He’s simply brilliant at making fun of his friends (and lest you misunderstand, he wrote a post on this topic over at the blog he writes with his son, Stephen). For years, he’s been using his humor to encourage WorshipGod attendees. At WorshipGod09, we had some time constraints, so I had to limit Mark’s participation. Rather than give the announcements (which sometimes expanded to 20 minutes), Mark simply announced the winners of our prize drawings at each session. Attendees were given five tickets to place in jars that represented different prizes. They could put one ticket in each jar or go for broke and put all their tickets in one jar. Mark’s job was to pull a ticket out and announce the winner. You’d figure that would take about 2 minutes. Not if you’re Mark Altrogge.

Here’s the video of the third session, where Mark riffs on how disappointed he is that he’s been reduced to the “ticket boy.” And for the record, Mark didn’t have any particular “Bob Jones” in mind. Enjoy.


11 Responses to Mark Altrogge (alias Ticket Boy) at WorshipGod09

  1. Mark Altrogge October 1, 2009 at 3:22 PM #

    I don’t get it. Is he supposed to be funny? I came to this website hoping to get some spiritual inspiration….

    • Bob Kauflin October 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM #

      Mark, you should read your own blog for spiritual inspiration. I’m thinking of just posting all your videos from the conferences on Worship Matters from now on. Visits will probably triple.

  2. Wendy October 1, 2009 at 3:27 PM #

    It was hilarious then and it is still funny now! Please put up videos of the other sessions!!

  3. Vince Giles October 1, 2009 at 3:56 PM #

    Great impersonation of John Piper. You folks must have a lot of laughs together.

  4. Paul Martin October 1, 2009 at 4:17 PM #

    And to think that Mark made fun of YOUR singing!!

  5. Jeff Wingo October 1, 2009 at 5:03 PM #

    I did not make it this year, so I would love for you to post all of Mark’s videos. In fact can you put up all of Mark’s from last year too?

  6. JackW October 1, 2009 at 7:42 PM #

    I’m thinking that was the fourth session, but then there are three types of people in the world, those that can count and those that can’t.

  7. Mark Altrogge October 1, 2009 at 8:27 PM #

    Hey Paul,

    After the humiliation Bob put me through, how can you take his side?

  8. Shawn October 2, 2009 at 11:38 AM #

    Mark, couldn’t make it this year, but I am appalled that you have been reduced to “Ticket Boy.” If you’re interested in being restored to your previous glory, we have an “Announcement Guy” opening at our church.

  9. Sarah Danaher October 2, 2009 at 8:27 PM #

    I love seeing Bob wiping the tears from his eyes in the background!!

  10. HECTOR BOLAÑOS January 5, 2010 at 11:22 AM #

    hola soy panameño, pertenesco al ministerio de alabanzas del CENTRO CRISTIANO BETANI DE LA CIUDAD DE PANAMA, SOY PIANISTA.

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