Pastoring an innovative church and writing books that resonate
Mark serves as lead pastor of National Community Church (www.theaterchurch.com) in Washington, DC. In 2008, the church was recognized as one of the "Most Innovative and Most Influential Churches in America" by Outreach Magazine. The vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the DC area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark, and his wife Lora, moved to Washington, DC in 1994 to direct an inner-city ministry. He has served as Lead Pastor of National Community Church since 1996. Under his leadership, NCC has grown from a core group of 19 people to one church with ten services at seven locations.
He is not only a highly sought after conference speaker, but also the author of the best-selling books: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity, and Soulprint.
Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.