Well he is not really a pastor anymore, but that is how I will always think of him.
He was (and presumably still is) a great preacher, a great leader, and someone who inspired me with his stories of the life of Christ. He was my first real pastor after I became a Christian when I was 18 and living in Albany……I remember getting the tapes of a sermon series he did once on Jesus, and how Jane Ewers-Verge stirred me up about it….but I listened to them.
Life does not always turn out the way you think it might, but I remember Mark with fondness and joy, and whatever else happened, his pastoring inspired me.
Anyways, he has a blog, funny how the internet helps you catch up with people you probably never would have.