Mark is a native of Pulaski, Virginia where he accepted Christ and was baptized. It was there that he was ordained into the ministry and has served as pastor in six other churches prior to coming to First Baptist Duluth. Previously, he was the Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana where he led the church to excel in missions giving and missions involvement, having been on several domestic and international mission experiences himself. He has been President of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana and a Trustee for Lifeway Christian Resources. In 2009, he authored the book Being Church 101 that was published by Crossbooks Publishing. Mark earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. Mark is married to Glenda and they have four daughters, four grandsons and one granddaughter.
Life Verse: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)