Mark Davis is the pastor of St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. Originally from Hampton, Virginia, he received a Ph.D. in Theology, Ethics, and Culture at the University of Iowa. He served for eighteen years as a pastor near Des Moines, Iowa, during which he was on the Board of Directors for The Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, serving several terms as President of the Board. Since moving to California, Mark has initiated the Orange County Alliance for Just Change, an organization that works for systemic justice through education, advocacy, and activity. He is also on the Executive Committee of United to End Homeless and serves as the chair of the Faith Leaders Council. The author of two books, Talking About Evangelism and Left Behind and Loving It, Mark exegetes the RCL Gospel reading each week at leftbehindandlovingit.blogspot.org. Mark is also jazz saxophone player with the group Synerjazz. He and his wife, Chris, have four children and two rabbits.