Mark Batterson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, The Grave Robber, A Trip around the Sun, and Chase the Lion (September 2016 release). He is the lead pastor of National Community Church – one church with eight campuses in Washington, DC where he has championed the Gospel in a secular society. Mark has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and lives on Capitol Hill with his wife, Lora, and their three children.