“Joy helps you see through your temporary situation into a permanent reality.”

-Dr. Mark Strong


Dr. Mark E. Strong has served as the Lead Pastor of Life Change Church since 1988. A dynamic and diverse church located in the heart of the city of Portland, Oregon. He is a gifted communicator who has preached and taught the Bible throughout the United States and the world.  His passion is to build the church, and help people find freedom and grow in their relationship with Christ. He is the author of Church for the Fatherless, The Divine Merger, and the Forgiveness Factor with Bruce Wilkinson.  Mark and his wife Marla have four children. They reside in Portland, Oregon.