With 30 years in ministry, Pastor Mark is driven by and dedicated to seeing lives changed and healed by the power of God’s Word and presence. As a prolific worshiper and songwriter, he seeks to nurture and encourage the believers while reaching out to the disconnected using current and creative ways of preaching the gospel.

In addition to the ministry, he serves as the President and CEO of the Center for Community Empowerment (CCE), a resource hub for community and economic transformation.  As well, he’s the CEO of MARK SMITH ENTERPRISES, an executive leadership development firm. Through community restoration and urban renewal, these organizations institute feeding and mentoring programs, job creation initiatives, government partnerships and more.

He is the author of 3 books, “God Among Thorns”, “Unforgettable”, and “Life Swap”. His highly anticipated memior, “Perfectly Flawed” will be released in 2013. It will talk candidly about ministry, success, failures and the power of God to bring change to his life. This page turner will change lives.

Pastor Mark’s greatest treasure are his four children (Olivia, Mark Jr., Caleb & Milin). “My children give me joy beyond comprehension. They are the loves of my life and nothing matters more than them. Not church, acting, film or notoriety. Raising them everyday is what gives me the fuel to be my best.”