Mark D. Abernathy has served with N.C. Baptists on Mission (NCBM) since 1994.

He began working with the Baptist state convention as a consultant for children/Royal Ambassadors and as director of Camp Caraway for Boys. Mark now serves as consultant for adult/men’s ministries and partnership missions. His previous experience includes serving as a chaplain, as director of the Kentucky State RA Camp and as a journeyman missionary for the Foreign Mission Board (now the International Mission Board). He has participated in or led mission trips to Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Puerto Rico, India, Kenya, Lesotho and Mozambique.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Appalachian State University and his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mark and his wife, Kellie, have two children. He enjoys backpacking, photography and sports.