Mark Winter grew up in church but became a “prodigal son” in his young adult years. At the age of 27, after reluctantly attending worship with his wife, he fell in love with Christ – and fell hard! He and his wife eagerly jumped into church life, joining a Sunday school, attending retreats and teaching children and youth. In 1984, Mark answered a call to go into ordained ministry, but wasn’t content to preach solely behind a pulpit. With a background in theater and journalism, he frequently wrote monologues and donned costumes to convey the Gospel. In 1999, he formed One Man Show Ministries, a “creative force for God” that features dramatic portrayals and object lesson programs for children.
Mark loves using his creative gifts in ministry. He has written articles and devotionals for The Upper Room, New Man, The Christian Reader and many other publications. He is the author of three books – If There Is No God (Cook Communications), Just One Word (Snowfall Press) and The Devil’s Diary (Snowfall Press). Mark is also an audiobook narrator whose works include Straight Street, Fairytales and Shorts for Grown-Ups (Vol 1) and The Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Oils from A-Z for Everyday Common Ailments.
Mark is frequently on stage at local theaters. Patrons at the Artisan Community Theater, a family-friendly venue in Hurst, TX, chose him as “Best Lead Actor in a Play” in 2016. Mark’s favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, General Waverly in White Christmas and Ebenezer Scrooge in Scrooge: The Musical. Mark has been happily married to Laura since 1982. They have three adult children. They love to travel, cook, go out with friends and romp with their dogs and “grand-dogs.” You can learn more about Mark’s ministry at OneManShow.org.