Mark began pastoral ministry in 1977. Before they met, his wife Debbie had served the previous four years as a missionary to Israel and in ministry to college students.
Including Winding Creek, Mark has helped establish four other churches, serving each as founding pastor.
In his role with Winding Creek, Mark’s passion is to help build a church community that renews people through genuine spiritual life—worship that’s in spirit and truth.
Pastor Mark’s ministry philosophy is that by keeping the news of Jesus Christ at the center, we can begin to understand and live the gospel truths. A community committed to doing this together can more and more live in the light of Jesus’ power and presence and experience transformation. And finally, the ultimate outcome of the gospel is that Christ’s kingdom will more and more fill the earth to renew individuals, families, communities, cities, nations and eventually all of creation.
On a personal level Mark enjoys cycling, is an avid Nationals baseball fan, a musician and songwriter and most importantly, the husband of Debbie and father of four adult children and one grandchild.