It’s hard to define who Timothy Mark is. For over thirty years, he has ministered across North America. He began in the late 80’s as a singer and songwriter in the early years of Contemporary Christian music. As the ministry developed, he became an author and a sought after speaker in churches and conferences across five continents. Today, the heartbeat of his life is teaching people how to connect with God through prayer, and he is active in the House Church movement.
“What most concerns me,” says Mark, “is that there are people in our churches who have personally never heard God speak to them. They are good people. They attend church regularly. They try to do what a “good Christian” is supposed to do. But they are missing relationship with God. They don’t understand how God speaks to them. This means that there are people in our churches who have never heard God say to them, “I love you. I’m proud of you. You make me happy.” I cannot imagine living my life and not hearing him say that to me. Helping others to hear God speaking to them is what motivates me. This is why I plant prayer gatherings. This is why I teach people how to connect with God. This is why I am so passionate about this issue.”
Mark stands out for his commitment to influence rather than to income. All of the ministry events are booked on a simple offering basis, and all the books and CDs are made available at the live events for absolutely no charge. His books, messages, and music are even available for free download from the ministry’s web site at www.timothymark.com.
The ministry has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. But there is a sense that all of the changes are leading to what God has planned for the next thirty years. It will be interesting to see where God leads as Mark continues to follow him.