Mark is a unique combination of pastor, worship leader, Bible teacher, singer/songwriter & missionary.  Born & raised in Georgia, his eclectic spiritual journey thus far includes ministry in North America, Scotland & Africa.  He has a great passion & love for music, travel, learning & culture.   As a lifelong learner, Mark holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship from Erskine Seminary under the direction of Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old.  He is also the author of the book Worship Under The Influence: Rediscovering the Joy of Acceptable Worship.

He is a lover of all things Scottish, including his wife Dawn, who hails from Aberdeen where they lived for a number of years.  He has previously served in Scotland as an associate pastor, and in America as a college minister and worship pastor. Committed to international missions, he is frequently invited as an adjunct professor to teach a Theology of Worship course at Ambassador International University in Zambia.  As a composer and arranger of ancient hymns, Mark also plays a variety of instruments: including guitar, hammer dulcimer and piano — often performing concerts and regularly leading worship at his local church in North Carolina.

Browse the site to find out more — listen to the music, read some articles & check out the photos of his ministry & travels. Staying open to wherever God might lead has made for a fascinating & intriguing story.  Perhaps it might inspire you to hear God’s call & risk traveling a new road with Him on your own journey of faith.