Pastor Mark hails from Warren, Michigan – just north of Detroit. He met his wife, Robin, of 37 years while they were both in college at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Robin, while born in Fort Worth, Texas, grew up in a pastor’s home just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah where her father pastored a number of churches. They have two grown daughters, Stephanie and Danielle. Mark’s first vocational ministry was as an assistant pastor in a rural church in Dayton, Tennessee from 1978-1982. Since then, he has served congregations in various roles: Music Director; Worship & Education Pastor; Worship Arts Pastor; Senior Pastor. God has recently laid it on Mark & Robin’s heart to plant a new church in the eastern side of Wesley Chapel, Florida. They have been commissioned by the North American Mission Board, as Church Planters and are being sent to this work through the people of the church at Myrtle Lake. They have been joined in this missions endeavor with some amazing believers who serve as their Core Team. Robin is a published author with three novels already in print and a fourth about to be released. Mark is a muscle-car enthusiast and likes to take in local car shows and hang with friends in the Tampa Mopar Society.