Mark is one of three sons of a Baptist pastor and was saved at the age of eight. He accepted God’s call into the ministry during his junior year at Samford University and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985. Mark served as a Minister of Music and Youth at Cuthbert, GA for 6 years and as Associate Pastor / Music at Kissimmee, Florida for almost 13 years. Mark sensed God’s call to the pastorate and in 2004 was called to serve at Cedar Hills Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Mark served as pastor at Cedar Hills for almost 6 years before being called as pastor to Medulla Baptist Church in 2010. Mark is married to Donna and they have two children, Taryn Epperson-Stepina (Ted) and Tyler. Mark’s passion for the church is that we would worship God with abandon, evangelize the lost with fervor, disciple the saints in doctrine, minister to others through compassion, and fellowship with other believers in love.