Mark began working in the field of software development after earning a Mathematics degree from Cedarville College in 1982, where he met his wife, Gail. They were married the following year and raised four children who are now married and raising children of their own. During these years Mark served the church as a teacher, deacon, elder, and in various other ministries, with Gail’s help and support, and her passion for Titus 2 ministry to women. They came to FBC Lindale in 2015 where Mark serves as teacher of the Veritas Sunday School class, as well as providing administrative and theological help for FBC as a part-time Pastoral Assistant. He became an unpaid pastor for FBC in October 2020.
Because Mark highly values expository preaching and sees the need for men to be trained in the original languages in order to best carry out this task, he began seminary education in 2005 to prepare for teaching New Testament Greek to men who are studying to be pastors and teachers of God’s Word. He completed a M.A. degree at Calvary Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and a Ph.D. degree at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and now teaches part-time as an adjunct seminary professor.