Mark started riding when he was 4 years of age and started racing by 9. He is one of the few who has an equal passion for Offroad and Motocross racing. At the age of 21 he answered a call to full-time ministry. He graduated from Cincinnati Christian University in 1988 and was ordained at his home church in 1989. Mark has been in full-time ministry ever since, working in churches in Ireland, Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky. After spending 20 wonderful years as a preacher in the local church he joined Fellowship of Christian Athletes MX ministry. With FCA MX he was able to join his two great passions: Jesus and dirt bikes. For three years he worked with this great ministry starting new teams and camps. The last 5 years Mark has been working with Fuel Ministry. Fuel has allowed Mark and his team of volunteers to focus more on trackside ministry while continuing to be involved in camps. He and his wife, Leslie, love traveling the region and sharing God’s truth/love with racers and their families.
Fuel gives me the opportunity to share with the kids a little about my life and my story. I just love dirt bikes. So do all these kids. We love dirt bikes and God placed that into our hearts because he wants to use that in some way. He has given us an adventurous spirit. He wants more for us than we want for ourselves. I keep coming back to camp because I love Jesus and I love dirt bikes.
Previous Fuel Ministry Camp Instructors Include:
Bike Camp: Jordan Ashburn, Ryan Sipes, Becca Sheets, Ricky Russell, Mike & Alex Witkowski, Austin Lee, Michael Akaydin, Daniel Milner, Chris Bach, Chris Douglas, etc.
ATV Camp: Walker Fowler, Devon Feehan, Drew Landers, Ryland Johnson, Hunter Hart, John Glauda, Charlie Welch, Landon Williams, Hunter Hart, etc.