Born in North Dakota, Mark Driscoll grew up the son of a union dry-waller in south Seattle. After graduating from high school, he attended Washington State University on scholarship. He became a Christian during his freshman year and graduated from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. He later completed a master’s degree in exegetical theology from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Most importantly, Pastor Mark is a family man. In 1998, when Pastor Mark was a 17 year old high school student, a young woman named Grace gave him a nice Bible. Mark, a non-practicing Catholic at the time, was born again reading that Bible in college. He and Grace were married at the age of 21, graduated at 22, and by 25 were planting a church in the living room of their home while they both worked full time jobs. At the age of 26 they welcomed their first child, Ashley, and today they have three sons and two daughters, all of whom are walking with Jesus and helped plant The Trinity Church as a family ministry.