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Mark was raised in Paris, Tn.  Where he played football, basketball, and baseball.  He graduated from Henry County High School in 1987.  He attended college at Lincoln Memorial University where he played the sport he loves, baseball.  He graduated in 1991 with a teaching degree.  He taught public school for 18 years. 

Mark met his wife Alice while teaching and they married in 1994.   Their two children, Collier and Caroline complete their home.   

Mark was saved when he was 21.  He received his call to preach on Dec of 1996.  He and some dear friends accepted their call to plant NHC in the summer of 2007.  And they successfully launched NHC on Jan 21, 2008.

Mark enjoys fishing, hunting, watching baseball, and reading.

Mark Elkins

Lead Pastor