Mark Andrew Croston, D.Min. was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Three years after the death of his first wife, Dr. Croston married his current wife, Brenda. This blended family has four children.

Dr. Croston currently serves as National Director of Black Church Ministries at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee; General Editor and Writer for the YOU Urban Bible Study curriculum; Executive Editor of Deacon MagazineTeaching Pastor of Christ Fellowship, Miami, Florida and Executive Pastor of Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee.  Additionally, Dr. Croston has been conferred the title of Pastor Emeritus of East End Baptist Church, Suffolk, Virginia.

Dr. Croston is the author or contributor to several books including What About Me?: Staying Healthy and Whole While Helping Others Big Results: Sunday School and Black Church LifeWorship: How to Say to God I Love You and his newest book Big Results Leadership