Mark Hardgrove was born and raised in rural West Virginia where he grew up hunting and fishing, and he continues to have a passion for the outdoors. He remains an avid outdoorsman practicing survivalist skills and spending time alone in prayer and meditation in wilderness settings whenever he has the opportunity. In July of 2015, he spent seven days camping and rafting 180 miles down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with a group of Creation Scientists.
Pastor Mark Hardgrove has served as lead pastor of the Conyers Church of God since December 2000. Pastor Mark has served his denomination in various roles including District Overseer, Ministerial Internship Coordinator, State Council Member, State Evangelism Board, and the North Georgia “Next Level Leadership Committee.”
He has also traveled extensively for teaching and preaching in Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and Africa. Pastor Mark has earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in Cleveland, TN, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. He has had several articles, books, and monographs published. He also serves on the staff of Beulah Heights University. He and his wife have three adult children (Timothy, Candace, and Destin) and three dogs (Kae, Cleo, and Gogi).