Mark has been married to his sweetheart, Donna, since 1984. They have three adult sons, three daughter-in-loves, and eight grandchildren.

Mark accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at either 11 or 12 years old in a small country church. He was a very committed Christ follower but was not really discipled until moving to Hot Springs in 1986. Mark’s spiritual gifts are service and administration.

In 1985, he earned his BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from UALR in Little Rock. Later, he graduated with a MA in Ministry with a Church Ministries Emphasis from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA.

He and his family have been a part of Crossgate Church since 2002 when he also joined Crossgate’s staff as business manager. He served in that capacity until 2005. Mark has served in many church ministries, most recently as a Deacon, LifeGroup Leader, and re:generation Leader.

Mark and Donna enjoy family visits, anything sports related, and have a “bucket list” of going to a Major League Baseball game in each of the ballparks. They also fill their free time watching television, walking, hiking, and reading.

Mark began serving as an Elder in 2023.