Pastor Mark was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up north of the city of Boston. At the age of 13 he invested his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of his sins, and commenced a lifelong relationship through Christ with God. Immediately he was passionate about knowing the Bible, which led him to pursue formal training in biblical and theological studies at university and seminary.
Over 20 years ago God led him to Hong Kong, China as a businessman. While he enjoyed business, he eventually moved back into church based ministry serving as a mission pastor and elder in a large evangelical church in the city.
That’s how he developed a passion for sharing the gospel with people who had never heard it, so for seven years he then served with a cross-cultural church-planting ministry and oversaw the sharing of the gospel in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey.
But, always passionate about preaching and teaching the Bible, Pastor Mark returned to pastoral ministry and served as the Teaching Pastor of a church in Hong Kong. Now, he is completely dedicated to the ministry of God Is, which airs on several radio stations in the United States and reaches people around the world on the God Is podcast.
He’s married to Ling and together they enjoy family, food, travel, and watching sports and cheering their favorite teams: Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics. Pastor Mark is also an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction. And he enjoys a good cup of black tea or coffee!