Mark grew up in Indiana. Through the ministry of faithful Sunday School teachers, Vacation Bible School, and a pivotal conversation with his dad, Mark committed his life to Jesus at the Piedmont Baptist Church in Marietta, GA. He has a BA from Purdue University in Communication, Philosophy, and Religious Studies and an MDiv from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies. His service to Lagrange Baptist includes teaching youth, college, and adult life classes, and serving as a deacon and elder. He is married to Stacey, and they have a son and daughter, Brogan and Adelaine. Mark joined the Elder team in 2009.