Missionaries to South Africa
Mark pastors a church, directs a ministries institute, plants churches, actively evangelizes, and is an author. Together he and his wife, Debbie, minister by sharing the gospel, and caring for people’s physical needs.
In the needy southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa, Mark planted Living Hope Bible Church and has actively worked to develop the church, its youth ministry, and its vacation bible school programs.
Through Cape Town's Church Ministries Institute where Mark serves as a director, he has been planting churches for almost eight years and training men for the ministry.
Mark and Debbie are active in the Men of Hope (MOH) and Women of Hope (WOH) ministries, respectively, which provide fellowship and encouragement in God’s word.
Additionally, Mark speaks on “The Voice of Hope Radio Broadcast" through Radio Tygerberg FM 104.3 each Friday evening to reach the community in South Africa with the saving message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Mark is earnestly pursuing writing. He recently finished a book entitled, “Same-Sex Marriage: Is It Really The Same?” which is published by Day One Publishers (release date February, 2009). He is currently working on a second book dealing with the myth of global warming from a biblical perspective.
Personal and Professional Background
Mark and Debbie met while she was working in the library of the bible college that he was attending in Florida. In 1987, they were married in her home in Newcastle, South Africa, after which both Mark and Debbie worked at her home church for more than a year. When they returned to the United States in 1988, they knew that God was calling them to return to South Africa as missionaries.
Mark and Debbie have one daughter, Janelle, and one son, Micaiah.
Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchberg, Virginia (U.S.). In May, 1994, Mark graduated from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California (U.S.). In 1995, Mark was ordained as a pastor at Grace Community Church, also in Sun Valley.
As missionaries and church planters, Mark and Debbie are affiliated with: