Mark is from central Mississippi and was called into ministry at age 34 from a career in computer technology. He holds a Bachelor degree and a Master of Divinity in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark served in the roles of Pastor, Minister to Children and Families, as well as Minister to Young Families before coming to First Baptist in 2007. Mark has been married to Peggy since 1981, and they have two children, Andrew and Erin. He loves teaching, hunting, fishing, doing yard work, and going ATV riding with Peggy.