Mark Marshall has been serving for seven years as Senior Pastor of ClearView Baptist Church in Franklin, Tennessee. ClearView is a member of the SBC and averages about 1,350 in Sunday morning worship attendance. During Mark’s time as Pastor, ClearView has seen increased membership, attendance and offerings; completed a significant building project; and adopted an unreached people group in West Africa. In 2013, the church baptized the most in church history, planted a new church in the area with over 100 of their members sent to start it, and had over 500 participants in short term mission trips.
Mark is originally from the Atlanta area. After a few short years in Texas, he served as a senior pastor for ten years in Cobb County, Georgia, before being called to LifeWay Christian Resources in 1997. At LifeWay, Mark directed the Training and Events area of LifeWay, which includes Living Proof (Beth Moore) events, Fuge Camps, and Church Leadership Training, with over 350,000 participants annually. During that time, he also served multiple times in an interim preaching pastor role for area churches. After serving ten years at LifeWay, Mark sensed God’s call back to the local church and accepted the call to ClearView in 2007.
Mark is a published author, having written Mapping Your Church Strategy, a resource for helping churches set strategy. He has had dozens of articles published in numerous church leadership magazines. Having served in various denominational leadership roles, he is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and on an advisory board of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Mark is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. He is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
Mark has been married 30 years to Leigh Ann, and they have two daughters. Tiffany, a third year student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will soon be serving in India with the International Mission Board. Brittany was recently married in January 2014 to Josh Duncan, who is the Student Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Hazel Green, Alabama.