Mark grew up in a Christian home in Carrickfergus and became a Christian himself in June, 1999. Between 1999-2006, Mark attended school in Ballyclare and Glengormley before studying Law at The Queen’s University, Belfast and Legal Practice at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (QUB), Belfast. Between 2010 and 2013, Mark worked as a lawyer for a firm in Belfast but resigned in 2013 under conviction to enter full-time gospel ministry. Between 2013-2014, Mark worked as a volunteer at Crosslinks, Ireland and between 2014-2015, studied theology in England under the tutelage of Rev. Dr. Jonathan Gibson, before completing his Masters of Divinity (M.Div) at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, USA. Mark joined Knockbreda Parish in August 2019 as an assistant minister with responsibility for outreach.