Mark was born in 1961 in Houston Texas. He moved to Hooks Texas in 1965 and attended all 12 years of public school there. After High School he attended college for a year then joined the U.S. Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1984 after serving tours in the U.S. and abroad in the weather field. After the military, he returned to college to earn a Bachelors Degree in Religion, in 1989, from the Baptist Missionary Association of America Theological Seminary with a major in Christian Counseling. He then transferred to East Texas State University and earned a Master of Science with a major in Psychology and Counseling in 1993. After his Master’s Degree he earned his Doctorate by attending Louisiana Baptist University majoring in Missiology and graduating from All Nations Baptist Seminary with a PhD in Missional Studies in 2011.
Mark is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel. He has served churches all over East Texas as a Youth Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Missions Pastor, and Pastor. Currently, he is the Pastor of Champions Bible Church and is the President and Executive Director of Christ Centered Homes, Inc., both in Atlanta Texas.