Mark is the Associate Pastor/Minister of Music and Worship at the Sweetwater Baptist Church in North Augusta, South Carolina. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, but grew up in North Augusta after his dad was transferred to Fort Gordon Army Base in Augusta, Georgia. He is a graduate of North Greenville University (B.A. in Church Music), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Church Music), and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry from Knox Theological Seminary. He has served in some type of ministry capacity since he was a junior in high school. He has served churches in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and South Carolina. He has been the Associate Pastor/Minister of Music and Worship of the Sweetwater Baptist Church since July 2015. He is married to Alyson Green Abbott who is a third grade teacher at Merriwether Elementary School. They have one child – Noah Timothy Abbott.