Mark and Janet Dance

Janet and Mark met in college and were married in 1988. Janet works for Keller Williams Realty, but don’t let her heels and highlights fool you because she also loves power tools and backpacking! Mark enjoys chasing critters with his bow, as well as speaking, writing, and traveling with Janet. Their adult children, Holly (husband Brandon), and Brad live in Arkansas. 

Mark serves as the Director of Pastoral Development & Regional Ministry Partner for Oklahoma Baptists. He pastored three SBC churches for 27 years before launching and leading LifeWay Pastors from 2014-2019. 

Mark earned degrees from Howard Payne University (BBA), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min).