Mark has been in full-time ministry since 2003, first leading an AoG church in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, before moving to Hull to pioneer a church plant, birthed out of a partnership between the Methodist Church and the Pioneer Network.

Mark studied at Mattersey Hall, completing his BA in Biblical and Applied Theology in 2003, and then studied for his MA in Biblical Studies from which he graduated in 2015. He currently lectures on Pauline Studies and Church Planting.

Mark is married to Deana and they have two children, Micah and Georgia. He loves sport (especially playing golf!) as well as eating out, watching good films and reading.