Mark was introduced to Lake Ridge Baptist Church when he was a teenager, one of the first individuals to serve as a summer youth intern. In 2006, he was invited to return to LRBC to serve as the Minister of Worship.
As a self-described military brat, his family lived in Michigan, Texas, Germany, Colorado, and northern Virginia. Because of his father's work with NATO, he spent a bulk of his adolescence in western Europe. He has a BME from Howard Payne University and an MCM from Southern Theological Seminary. He has served on staff in churches in Kentucky and Virginia, and spent ten years traveling as a freelance worship leader/concert artist/clinician.