Our Founding and Senior Pastor, Mark Driscoll, is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. He’s grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody.
Born in North Dakota, Pastor Mark grew up the son of a union drywaller in south Seattle.
At the age of 17, a young woman named Grace gave Mark, a non-practicing Catholic, a leather Bible with his name embossed on it. It was the event that would change his life forever, because he was born again reading that same Bible in college.
Mark and Grace were married at the age of 21, and by 25 were planting a church in the living room of their home while they both worked full-time jobs. A year later, they welcomed their first child, and today, Mark and Grace have three sons and two daughters who are all walking with Jesus.
Mark attended Washington State University, graduating with a degree in speech communication from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. He later completed a master’s degree in exegetical theology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
After a twenty year preaching ministry during which over 10,000 people were baptized as new Christians, Pastor Mark and his family faced the most challenging year of their lives. In response, he took over a year off from local pastoral ministry to learn, repent, grow, heal, and meet with many people involved. During this time, Pastor Mark and Grace walked with professional and pastoral counsel who have all agreed that they and their children are ready to return to local church ministry with a new season and a new church in the new city of Phoenix. Pastor Mark is very honored and excited to plant The Trinity Church, and draw from more than twenty years of ministry experience. To learn more about Pastor Mark and his Bible teaching please visit markdriscoll.org.