John Mark Harrison is the Lead Pastor of Apex Baptist. He is passionate about Christ and his church. He loves to see people come to know Christ and find their ministry in the church. John Mark, his wife, Brigitte, and son, Cade, moved to Apex in July 2012. John Mark grew up in a minister’s home and spent most of his childhood in Alabama (Roll Tide!). John Mark became a Christ follower as a child, and began to sense God calling him to ministry as a high school student. While attending college at the University of Alabama, John Mark surrendered his life to ministry. He met Brigitte while in school at Alabama, and they married in 2003. He finished his bachelors degree (BA in Religion ’06) at Samford University, and finished his masters degree (MDiv ’10) and doctor of ministry (D.Min ’13) at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. John Mark has served as Camp Director at Go Tell Camps, Student Pastor at Second Baptist Church (Pearland Campus) in Houston, and Pastor of Students and Multi-Site/East Campus Pastor at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, NC. His hobbies include reading, fishing, golfing and just about anything outdoors.