Mark was born and raised in the Kalamazoo Michigan area, and moved to Nashville in 1996. He grew up in the church as a child, but turned away years later, to pursue his own selfish ways. After a radical encounter with the Lord in 1999, Mark started running after Jesus with all he was, and has never stopped pursuing more of the Lord.
From 2000 until 2013, Mark served as the Youth Pastor of a church in Hendersonville, TN, and after an encounter with the Lord, planted One Stone Nashville in 2014 with his wife, Angie. Mark is passionate about meeting people where they are, and seeing them reach their fullest potential; who God created them to be, and empowering them to extend the Kingdom wherever they go.
Mark’s passion is to see the Church walk in unity, as Jesus prayed in John 17:23 “…may they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” He is very active with other ministries around the Nashville area that connect leaders cross-denominationally, to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the world around them.
Mark and Angie live in the East Nashville community along with their daughter, Bennett, and son Brando. They want to be part of something where “only God can get the credit,” and see revival start in Nashville….so the world will know…