Mark received his B.Sc. (Hons) in Organic Chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington. Raised in a Christian home but with a science teacher mother who believed in evolution and long ages, Mark abandoned his faith as the ‘easy’ option when the conflict between these beliefs was made abundantly clear at university.
After many years as an avowed atheist, Mark married Sherryl and the couple adopted three Russian orphans. Mark returned to faith in the late 1990’s when confronted by the fact that he couldn’t believe the children he was raising could possibly be the result of random chance.
Having experienced the faith destroying effects of the secular education system first hand, Mark has a heart for reaching youth, in particular, with the Gospel and teaching that real science doesn't contradict but actually confirms the truth of the Bible.
Today Mark owns and operates an import and distribution business on Auckland’s North Shore and is a part time speaker for Creation Ministries International. He has been married to Sherryl for more than 20 years and, in addition to his three (now young adult) children, has one grandchild.