Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Joined Gateway: March of 2013

Family: Jodie, my wife; and our kids, Matthew and Maddison

Saved: It happened when I was 24. I was raised in the church but was truly transformed while traveling on the road singing after I graduated college in the winter of 1986.

Education: Bachelor’s of Music from Lee University

Previous Lines of Work: I was a member of 4Him from 1989 to 2006, a solo artist from 2006 until now and Worship Pastor of the Bay Community Church from 2005 to 2012.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: God’s grace

Book: The Traveler’s Gift (by Andy Andrews)
Food: Seafood gumbo
Snack Food: Chips and salsa
Movie: August Rush
TV Show: any college football game on a Saturday in the fall
Song: U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
Actor: Chuck Norris!
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Season: Fall
Place in the World: The white, sandy beaches of the gulf coast
Place to Pray: On a deer stand
Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Fishing, hunting and golf
Scripture: Psalm 90:17 (NIV translation)
Sports Team: The Crimson Tide
Sport: College football, Major League Baseball is a close second

Food: none
Snack food: Licorice
Time of Day: 2:30 am, when I’ve got insomnia
Season: Winter
Place in the World: None
Sports Team: Auburn Tigers

Best thing someone said to you: Sometimes we get so busy being a “human doing” that we forget to be a “human being.”

Life Motto: Three things: 1) Live in this day, don’t fret over the past and don’t worry about tomorrow. 2) Live for God’s approval and not man’s. 3) Let go of the wheel. God is in control.

Three People I’d Like to Meet: Jesus, my grandfather Harris and the Apostle Paul

My Hero: My dad

One of My Greatest Experiences with God: Every time I complete a song.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I am an outgoing introvert.