Mark and Janet Dance

Mark pastored churches for 27 years before becoming the Director of LifeWay Pastors in 2014. He enjoys speaking, writing, bowhunting and fishing.

Janet is a Registered Dietitian and professor for the University of Central Arkansas. She enjoys backpacking and traveling with Mark to serve ministry couples at Pastor Date Nights, marriage retreats and conferences. Mark and Janet live in Nashville, TN.
Their daughter Holly lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas with her husband Brandon Vining. Their son Brad is a student at the University of Central Arkansas.

Mark was the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas from 2001-2014. While there, 2BC completed a campus relocation while repurposing its downtown campus into an evangelical ministry center. Mark planted a church in Church Hill, Tennessee (1991-2001), and pastored an inner city church in San Antonio, Texas. His love of missions has led him to 25 countries.

Mark earned degrees from Howard Payne University (BBA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin).