Bro. Mark was the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church for 31 years, from November of 1985 to January 2017. His father was the pastor here before him for twenty-two years. He travels and preaches extensively, and is a highly sought after conference and revival preacher.

He and his wife, Joni have been married 47 years, have four children, nine grandchildren and two great grandsons.

Bro. Mark was saved at the age of sixteen, and felt the call to preach shortly thereafter. He attended Lynchburg Baptist College, Hyles-Anderson College, and graduated from Baptist Christian College in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1978 with a Bachelor of Theology degree. He obtained a Master’s degree from Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary & College in 2001.

Bro. Mark transitioned from the Pastor of Parkwood to Parkwood’s Pastor Emeritus in January of 2017. He now travels each week as a Missionary-Evangelist preaching revivals, camp-meetings, and conferences. He takes numerous mission trips each year, taking pastors with him each time. If you would be interested in having Bro. Mark in your church or if you would like more information about taking a mission trip with him, contact our church office or email him directly.