About Mark

Mark Knox is an effective communicator and natural teacher who instructs with the purpose of lasting life-change. Teaching content that “takes root downward, bears fruit upward” has become his mission as he seeks for deep, clear understanding of concepts and practical application of principles.

Mark has served in churches in various capacities…pastor, elder, teacher, youth pastor, worship leader.  He is an educator with over 15 years of experience in middle schools in Florida and North Carolina.  He has worked as a leader for companies such as Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Ashland University, and Grandy’s.

He was educated in Bible and Theology at Miami Christian College (Florida, now Trinity International University) and graduated from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio with a B.A. with studies in religion and philosophy.  His mentor/professor in those days, Dr. Bruce Stark, was “a combination of Francis Schaeffer, RC Sproul, and John Piper.”

Mark and his wife Carolyn have “solved the people puzzle” and been married for over 39 years.  They raised 2 sons, and now live with Shadow the Dog and the Amazing RoscoeDog in Mills River, North Carolina, which, in the words of Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings, is “like being at home and on holiday at the same time, if you understand me.”  He enjoys photography, playing guitar, hiking, and video gaming.