Mark Foreman is the Lead Pastor at North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California, known for its unique, borderless philosophy of being "a church without walls." He's known internationally as a strategist, conference speaker, church planter, worship leader, published songwriter, counselor and seminary professor. He has authored the books Wholly Jesus and Never Say No: Raising Big-Picture Kids which he wrote together with his wife, Jan.
Mark has spent his life studying the subject of personal and cultural transformation. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Religious Studies, and graduate degrees in Theology, Counseling and Pastoral Care.
Mark's been married to Jan, his "best friend and favorite Bible teacher," for 40 years. Together they've been parents to two grown sons, Jon and Tim, who are part of the band Switchfoot. They reside in Cardiff, California. Mark's joys are surfing, traveling to under-privileged parts of the world, and spending late hours in the studio with his sons.