Mark lived in New Mexico from early childhood until he completed his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University, majoring in marketing and management. He served the next ten years as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch in Houston, Texas. While living in Houston, he earned his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
In 1994, he and his family moved to Tucson to plant The Oasis Church. Mark is co-founder of Old Pueblo Community Foundation and Institute for Better Education.
In 2004, Mark purchased the Intelligent Office franchise for Tucson. He has witnessed firsthand God’s assistance through the financial challenges of the economic downturn. In 2010, he founded 4Tucson to serve as a catalyst to mobilize Christians in Tucson to help solve the city’s toughest problems.
Mark says that his greatest success has been being married for 32 years and having three adult children that still like to spend time with him.
Mark has been called a visionary leader, but he would say he is just trying to be obedient to God’s leadership in his life.