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Mark Batterson        

Best-Selling Author, Lead Pastor & Church Innovator

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, named one of the Most Innovative and Influential Churches in America by Outreach magazine in 2008. A popular and prolific blogger, Mark is the author of the best-selling book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. Overall, he was written 15 books and is a New York Times bestselling author.

One church with eight services in four locations, NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations; more than 70 percent of NCCers are single twenty-somethings. NCC meets in movie theaters and metro stops throughout the DC area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill called Ebenezers. In 2008, it was recognized as the number one coffeehouse in the metro DC area by AOL CityGuide.

Mark first attended the University of Chicago on a basketball scholarship and majored in pre-law; after a prayer walk through a cow pasture in 1989, he felt called to full-time ministry. Mark currently holds two master’s degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, IL. A warm and humble servant of Christ, Mark lives to refocus the timid believer, encouraging them to embrace the Christian life as the universe’s greatest adventure. His speaking topics reflect his passion and include “Chase the Lion”, “Wild Goose Chase” and special themes for leadership and men’s retreats.

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Mark Batterson: Let the Spirit Convict You to Go 'All In' for Jesus

Bestselling author and pastor Mark Batterson prays that his newest book would open readers to the tug of the Holy Spirit – that they would make a defining ...

Religion Update 2013: Books Extend Pastors' Ministries—and Can ...

Mark Batterson is lead pastor of National Community Church, based in Washington, D.C., and with six other locations. He has sold more than 500,000 books ...

Assemblies of God's debut album tops praise and worship charts ...

Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC agreed. "This album is going to be a big-time blessing to the kingdom. I love every ...

Neither Jew nor Greek … Republican nor Democrat | CT Pastors

Pastor and bestselling author Mark Batterson knows all about reaching across the aisle. He's led National Community Church (NCC) in the heart of Washington,  ...

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