Pastor Marcus is a Taylors, SC native and graduate of Blue Ridge High School and Furman University. He has a passion for mental health, loving people, and has been blessed with a beautiful wife Jaycee, their first daughter Leona, and twin girls Sophia and Adalynn! He also has a deep love for the environment, sustainability, and being outdoors. He also leads the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship courses here at Trailside, including Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Relationships, as well as the outreach ministry (3rd Saturday).

Upon receiving a call to ministry, Marcus left his career in healthcare to pursue a M.Div from Liberty University with the goal of becoming a pastoral counselor. With a healthy mix of a different life – and career – experiences, a love for serving, and going on “epic adventure time,” he is excited to have the opportunity to serve at Trailside and the upstate at large. In his time off, Marcus enjoys being at home with his family, playing music, or having friends over for a bonfire.

Marcus is raising his own salary for the remainder of 2022, Click Here to contribute.