Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of the National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with seven different locations. The NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area.
Fourteen years ago, Mark went from being a pastor, holding onto a 13-year dream of becoming a writer, to actually becoming a published author. His very first book, ID: The True You, was published by Xulon Press and was a small step yet giant leap for what was to come. It was also the launching pad for every book he has written since.
He has gone on to become a New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and has recently released Whisper and Play the Man. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.