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Married 28 years to my beautiful wife (Heather) and 4 kids! Mark Jr. (19), Jonathan (17), Victoria (14), Benjamin (12). as of 2024.  


Princeton Theological Seminary 

Princeton, New Jersey

- Master of Divinity  (MDiv)

- Master of Theology (ThM)


Christian Ministry 

Places Served in Ministry:

Union Grove Baptist Church (Columbus, OH)

Nazareth Baptist Church (Washington, PA)

Metropolitan Baptist Church(Newark,NJ)

Liberty Hill Baptist Church (Cleveland, OH)

Encourage Church (Cleveland, OH)

Missionary (Dominican Republic)

Edgewater Baptist Church (New Orleans)


Senior Pastor (2009-2018)

Liberty Hill Baptist Church (Cleveland, OH)

Encourage Church (Cleveland, OH)


Dominican Republic 

Sports Chaplain

Cleveland Indians (Cleveland, OH)

Florida Marlins AA TeamNew Orleans Baby Cakes (New Orleans, LA)

Tulane University Men's Basketball (Character Coach)

Adjunct Faculty 

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

(New Orleans, LA)

Associate Professor

Evangelism/Pastoral Ministries 

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

(New Orleans, LA)


Washington and Jefferson College

Washington, Pennsylvania 

- Bachelor of Arts (BA)

- First African American Senior Class

- Commencement Speaker.

- 2019 Baccalalureatte Speaker

- 2019 Honorary Doctorate

- 2019 Inductee Sports Hall of Fame  

- 2020 Elected College Trustee 


New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

- Doctor of Divinity (DMin)

- Published Project "Racial Reconciliation in the Southern Baptist Convention 

- Editor Seminary Presidential Festschrift

- Research Fellow (PhD, Evangelism)


Fast Facts 

  • Professional Basketball (Europe)

  • Best Friends Youth Foundation (DC)

  • 3rd Generation Pastor

  • Twin Brother (Matthew) 

  • Completed a Marathon

  • Motivational Speaker

  • Radio Producer and Host

  • Community Organizer

  • Athletic trainer

  • Basketball Coach

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