Dr. Mark Batterson

Dr. Mark Batterson, National Community Church

Mark was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Naperville, Illinois.

Mark went to the University of Chicago on scholarship playing basketball and majoring in pre-law. After a prayer walk through a cow pasture, he felt called to full time ministry and ended up at Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. That's the short story. Mark also holds a Doctor of Ministry from Regent University.

Mark, and his wife Lora, moved to Washington, DC in 1994 to direct an inner-city ministry. He has served as Lead Pastor of National Community Church since 1996. Under his leadership, NCC has grown from a core group of 19 people to one church with ten services at seven locations.

Mark and Lora live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.

Batterson is also the author of the books In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and blogs daily at www.evotional.com. Batterson's latest book Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity is just released.

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