grew up in a Christian home, his father being the pastor of Trinity Baptist
Church Maryport, Cumbria. Growing up in a Christian home, he was converted
at a young age. In September 1993, Mark went to Aberystwyth to study law.
It was during this time that he began to consider whether the Lord was
calling him into the ministry. This conviction grew and people around
him whose opinions he respected were thinking along the same lines. Upon
completing his law degree, the church at Maryport sent him to study at
the London Theological Seminary, where he completed the two year course.
the completion of the course Mark married Abigail, whom he had met in
Aberystwyth and they lived for a year in Edinburgh where Mark worked in
a bookshop. In September 1999 Mark was ordained to the ministry and inducted
as the Assistant Pastor of Deeside Evangelical Christian Church in North
East Wales. Mark and Abigail spent four and a half very happy years in
Deeside and in August 2002 Abigail gave birth to a baby boy called Luke.
In February 2004 Mark accepted a call to the pastorate of Geneva Road
Evangelical Baptist Church and began his ministry in the church on June
1st that year.