Mark has been active in church leadership most of his adult life, starting and pastoring several churches and Christian schools in Kentucky. In addition, he has built and managed pathology laboratories across the country. He holds AA in Interdisciplinary Studies and BS in Business degrees from Liberty University, and Bachelor of Theology, Master of Christian Education, and Doctor of Religious Education degrees from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He and Jeanie, his wife, have known each other all their life, having grown up in the same church. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. The enjoy hiking, being outdoors, and almost any other adventure.