During his extended music ministry in Nashville, Mark was a frequent choral clinician, conference leader, adjunct college instructor, literary writer and musical arranger. Much of the focus of his music ministry has been congregational singing. His numerous published works include a textbook on congregational singing and dozens of hymn settings for congregation, choir, vocalists, piano and organ. He has served on two hymnal committees, presided over the Baptist Church Music Conference, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Music. Mark is south Texan, educated at Howard Payne University and Southwestern Seminary.