Mark Simmons grew up in Oldham, Lancashire and became a Christian at the age of 14. In 1982, he joined the Saltmine Trust using music and preaching to share the gospel in churches, schools and conferences in the UK and overseas. In 1996, Mark moved down to London to train for Baptist Ministry at Spurgeon’s College. Four years later, he became the Pastor of Selly Park Baptist Church in Birmingham, where he has remained ever since. Mark is passionate about reaching out to the local community with the gospel as well as pastoring the church through the challenges and opportunities of these times.
Mark loves sport (he has been a Manchester United supporter since age 10!), music, travel, and food. Mark is an experienced worship leader and has led ministry a number of times for MasterSun and Richmond in previous years.
Mark is single, has 7 nieces and 1 nephew, 8 great-nephews and 2 great-nieces (at last count!). Mark’s claim to fame is that his God-daughter’s brother’s Godfather is the husband of Princess Anne!!