Mark Batterson

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church ( in Washington, DC. One church with seven locations, NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations. The vision of NCC is to meet in movie theaters at metro stops throughout the DC area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark has two Masters Degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the best-selling books: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity, and Soulprint.

The Attitude of Gratitude

If you want to move from languishing to flourishing, there are no easy answers. And there are no quick fixes. But this I know for sure: You won’t get there without gratitude.

Take Inventory of Your Morning Routine

How you start the day sets the tone for the rest of the day.

Wash Hands, Wash Feet

Loving our neighbors involves both social distancing and relief efforts.

The Double Blessing of Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The amazing story of the composition and immediate impact of Handel's masterpiece

Mark Batterson: The Power of God’s Voice

"How did God create? With his voice! The universe is his way of saying, 'Look at what I can do with four words.'"

Mark Batterson: What Happens When the Church Stops Praying?

"I feel like prayer is the difference between the best you can do and the best God can do."