Mark has enthusiastically spearheaded Holy Trinity's ministry of "Being the Church" to help our struggling neighbors during this difficult year. His passion for outreach is evident through the events he helped coordinate such as Holy Trinity’s Greensboro Housing projects to restore and preserve safe and affordable housing, Holy Spirit Church and Greensboro Housing Authority pantry restock, Holy Spirit Church Community Garden Reclamation Workdays, Third Tuesday Casserole Ministry to feed our hungry neighbors, and several outreach and housing book studies through the winter. We aren't sure how he got so much done during these tough times! Mark, your love for Holy Trinity and all of God's people is an example for us all. Mark just celebrated 5 years at Holy Trinity.
Mark grew up in Lexington, Ky., home of his beloved Kentucky Wildcats. While in high school, Mark heard the still, small voice of God calling him to be a minister. He explored that calling while serving as campus worship leader at Georgetown College, a small Baptist college in central Kentucky, and continued his journey to ministry studying at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. There, he earned a master of divinity degree with concentration in pastoral care. For almost 15 years, Mark served as a pastor in Baptist churches and continued his education. In 2000, he stepped away from the Baptist church and away from formal ministry. In 2003, the Lile-Kings came to Holy Trinity. For the last 15 years, Mark and his wife, Phyllis, owned a wine retail shop and wine bar in Greensboro, which they recently sold. Mark took time during those years for soul searching and discernment about his ministry, and has joined Holy Trinity’s staff as Minister of Welcome, Engagement and Pastoral Care.