Marcus' military family settled in South Austin when he was five. At 12 years old, Marcus one night dreamt he would be a pastor. At the time he laughed at the idea, but at 17 years old the Lord took a hold of his heart and Marcus began to live out his faith in a dramatic way. In 2005, he completed his Bachelors in Religion and Philosophy at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and moved back to Austin, TX.
While in his senior year at Oklahoma Wesleyan he met Sarah. They married in July 2007 and settled in North Austin for a year before purchasing a home in Round Rock. Marcus worked as a Banker and Financial Advisor for three years while serving as Associate Teaching Pastor for the Youth Ministry at their church. He was also involved in their campus ministries at the University of Texas and Texas State, as well a church plant that was birthed out of the Texas State campus ministry.
In September of 2010 Marcus and Sarah moved into Austin to complete Hill Country Bible Church's church-planting residency program with Hill Country Bible-Round Rock. Marcus and Sarah planted 99.1 Church in NE Austin September 11, 2011. To God be all the glory!