Mark Stevens started in the entertainment industry in 1985. At the age of 13 he became a team member in the iconic Australian television show ‘Young Talent Time,’ where he worked alongside Danni Minogue & Tina Arena. Following this, Mark played ‘Nick Page’ in the well loved Australian Television soap opera ‘Neighbours,’ again working alongside household names like Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan & Craig McGlaughlan. ‘Neighbours’ was the show responsible for opening doors for Mark into the UK where he worked in theatre, recorded his first single & toured with iconic boy band ‘Take That.’
Mark’s life went on a downward spiral when he was gripped by drug and alcohol addiction in his late teens. By the age of 26 he had lost everything… It was in that place of desperation that Mark cried out to God in London City in 1996. God’s presence impacted his life in such a powerful way, so much so, that Mark would never look back. He was completely transformed overnight, walking away from his life of addiction and embracing a brand new start.
Mark became a passionate & committed follower of Jesus Christ. A friend took him to Hillsong Church in London and it was there that he bumped into his purpose. After a while he started leading worship & writing songs to glorify Jesus Christ. Soon after joining Hillsong Mark moved to Australia where he would base himself for 3 years at Hillsong Church in Sydney, singing, writing & touring worldwide with the Hillsong worship team under the leadership of Brian & Bobbie Houston & Darlene Zschech. His songs ’All of My Days’, ‘God Of All Creation,’ & ‘You Stand Alone’ would become Hillsong anthems.
Mark met his now wife Bethan at Hillsong in Sydney Australia and a year after moved to Abundant Life Church Bradford England (now Life Church), working alongside his father in-law and respected global communicator Paul Scanlon, the Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church. As Creative Director & then Worship Pastor at ALC, Mark served on the Abundant Life team for 11 years, actively leading worship, writing music, teaching, touring and creating successful dramatic productions.
During Mark’s time with both Hillsong & Abundant Life Church he has been involved in the recording, writing and co-production of 19 albums.
From 2012 until now, Mark has been travelling extensively leading worship, building worship teams, preaching, teaching, and being a consultant to pastors and churches, keen to benefit from his experience at the sharp end of ministry. He has worked with ministries such as Elim, AoG, Monaco Christian Fellowship, The Foundry, The Lighthouse Church Manchester, Christ For All Nations, Hope For Justice, God TV, UCB and many others…
Alongside this Mark has recorded two new solo albums ‘Bring Down Heaven,’ and ‘To Be With You,’ projects filled with both congregational worship and journey based songs that Mark hopes will impact your life and encourage you on your journey.
Mark & Beth live in Bradford England & have been married for 13 years. They have two beautiful children, Jonah & Sienna.