J. Mark Fox serves Antioch Community Church as Pastor and one of the seven elders. Mark is a native of Winston-Salem, went to school at UNC (B.A., M.A.) where he met his wife, Cindy. They have been married for 40 years (as of June 2022) and have seven children, ages 38 to 23: Micah, Caleb, Hannah, Luke, Jesse, Judah, and Susanna. He has two daughters-in-law, Kari Shoemaker Fox, married to Micah on May 3, 2008, and Celia Henry Fox, married to Caleb on June 9, 2012. Micah and Kari have four sons, Blake, Seth, Owen, and Ian, and one daughter, Liza! Mark has one son-in-law: Hannah married Isaiah Maher on September 19, 2015, and they have four daughters (Katie, Emma, Violet, and Leah).
Mark is the author of A Faithful Man, published in 2012, and Age-Integrated Church, published in 2016, which tells the story of how God changed the vision and the direction for Antioch over the years, and gives a blueprint of sorts for planting an age-integrated church. He is also the author of Real Life Moments: a Dad’s Devotional (2008), and Planting a Family-Integrated Church (2009). He was a weekly columnist for the Times-News in Burlington for 15 years, and now posts a column weekly on this blog site. His columns have won five Amy Awards (2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012) which are “designed to recognize creative, skillful writing that presents in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner the biblical position on issues affecting the world today” (www.amyfound.org). Mark also speaks at home school conferences and does men’s conferences, marriage conferences (with Cindy) and pastors’ conferences in places like Moldova, Germany, Kenya, and Colombia. He loves to run, read, and travel with Cindy.
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