Mark Batterson

Pastor, National Community Church

Mark Batterson

Mark is pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., which meets in theaters throughout the D.C. metro area.

He is the author of several books including The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Grave Robber , and Jack Staples and the Ring of Time.

Mark and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children (Parker, Summer, and Josiah).


Newest Articles

  • Preaching with Half a Brain
    Does your sermon prep employ both the left and right sides of your skull?
  • Mark Batterson: Postmodern Wells
    Mark Batterson: Postmodern Wells
    Jesus met with people at wells, and today's church needs to look for opportunities to encounter culture, too.
  • A City Upon "The Hill"
    Maintaining church unity is challenging when politics is involved, but one pastor in Washington, D.C. is learning what it takes to reach across the aisle.
  • Ministry in the Middle
    We asked two PKs who are now raising their own PKs to tell us how they navigate ministry and family life.
  • Godcasting
    A podcast is no substitute for church— but it's a great supplement.
  • Doing Church at the Metro Stops
    Not having a building doesn't stop this creative and growing congregation in D.C.


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