Mark graduated with a B.S. in Communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1980. He earned the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1987, Mark has served as the senior pastor of Ironbridge. Mark and his wife, Pal, have three children and a beautiful granddaughter.