Dr. Mark Croston is the National Director of Black Church Ministries for Lifeway Christian Resources. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the eighth of nine children. For his masters, he attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated with a concentration in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He then received his D.Min. in Christian Education from Virginia Union University. After 26 years of successful pastoral ministry, he transitioned to his current role at LifeWay. He is the author of Worship: How to Say to God I Love You. and has been a contributing author to The Chosen Path, Seeds of Hope: Liberia and Virginia Baptists; From My Heart to Yours, and Big Results: Sunday School and Black Church Life.