Pastor Mark grew up on the mission field in Bolivia, South America. He came to faith in Christ at age 15 after a youth worship service. He surrendered his life to ministry in Africa on a mission trip after his senior year of high school. He has a Bachelor’s in Cross-Cultural Communications and Bible from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO and a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary in Shreveport, LA. He has served at churches in Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico for a dozen years. He and his wife Mindy have been married for 14 years and have two beautiful daughters—Chloe (9) and Sophie (3). He’s been serving as the pastor of FBC Van since January 2019.