Although born in Kentucky, Mark calls Texas home. He has served as Pastor to churches in Texas and Arkansas. He and his wife, Sherry, have two children. Kristen is married to Dr. Osvaldo Padilla and is a free-lance writer for the WMU. They have one son, Philip. Kimberly is married to Alex Beasley and is a stay-at-home mom with their son, Nathan and twin girls, Emma and Caroline.
Mark has pastored First Baptist Church since March of 2009. He graduated from Howard Payne University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry through Logsdon Seminary. “The focus verse of my life is Isaiah 41:10. Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will help you; I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”