About LifeMark

Curious about who we are and what we believe? 

Meet Mark Schupbach

LifeMark Ministries was founded by Mark Schupbach, a businessman with a desire to use the experience, gifts, and talents he has been given by God to support and equip believers in their faith journey.  Mark serves as the CEO and lay teacher for LifeMark.

Mark's involvement with church and ministry began more than 30 years ago. He taught Bible Study Fellowship in Dallas for nine years, and he founded Next Step Bible Study in 2003, where he currently serves as the teaching leader. In 2013, Mark expanded his ministry involvement with the founding of LIfeMark Ministries, a discipleship ministry that focuses on the practical application of God’s Word in the lives of believers.

He has served as an elder and president on three church governing boards as well as numerous non-profit boards, including: The TurnAround Agenda (Dr. Tony Evans) and Insight for Living (Dr. Chuck Swindoll). In addition, he served on the President’s Council at Dallas Theological Seminary for nine years.

Mark has been married to his wife, Marty, since 1969. They have three married daughters and six grandchildren.

Meet Jennifer Hicks

Jennifer has a diverse background in both business and ministry, and she enjoys using her experience to encourage others in their faith journey.  As the Executive Director of LifeMark Ministries, she is grateful to God for opportunities to use her gifts and skill sets in a wide variety of projects including the development of Bible study curriculum and online resources as well as the planning of LifeMark ministry events.

In addition to ministry endeavors, Jennifer enjoys capturing the special moments of life as a freelance photographer.  She is a die-hard Aggie, enjoys discussing current events, and is passionate about all things sports (especially Aggie football!).

Meet the LifeMark Team

The LifeMark Ministries Team combines the talents and gifts of several individuals who are passionate about helping you LEARN God's Word so you can LIVE God's Word!  Team members include:

Marty Schupbach - Hospitality Coordinator and Special Projects

Rudy Fernandez - Treasurer

Angeline Collier - Design Director

PLUS our wonderful team of Remote Group Leaders!

Our Office

Our office is located in The Hope Center (2001 W. Plano Pkwy in Plano, Texas).  If you would like to stop by our office, please make an appointment in advance so we will be sure a staff member is there to greet you!  You can reach us at 972-619-5434.


Our Board of Directors

We are blessed to have a wonderful Board of Directors who are as passionate about studying and applying God's Word as we are!  Board Members include:

Rudy and Vicki Fernandez

Tony Pitaniello

Mark and Marty Schupbach

Don and Marilyn Spence


What We Believe

Statement of Beliefs

THE BIBLE 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 17:17, Isaiah 40:8

We believe that every word in the original manuscripts of the Bible was inspired by God and was without error; therefore the Bible is our supreme and final authority for faith and practice.

We use a normal, literal approach to interpreting Scripture, which takes into account history, grammar, and internal harmony.

GOD: Father Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe that there is only one God existing eternally in three equal and distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

GOD: Son John 1:1, 14, 18, Matthew 1:18-25

We believe that God became flesh in Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is therefore true God and perfect man.

GOD: Spirit Mt. 28:19, Acts 5:3-4, Jn. 3:8, 16:7-11, I Cor. 6:19, 12:11, Eph. 4:30, Eph. 5:18

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead who convicts the world; regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all Christians at the moment of salvation; and fills those yielded to Him.

MANKIND Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 5:12, Ephesians 2:1-3

We believe that God created humanity in His own image. In Adam, mankind fell into sin with the result that every human being is born with a sinful nature and commits acts of sin. Therefore, mankind is by nature separated from God and spiritually dead.

SALVATION Rom. 8:1, 38-39, Eph. 2:8-9, Acts 16:31, Rom. 5:8-9, Mark 10:45, John 10:27-29, I John 5:13

We believe that God declares a person righteous in grace when he by faith, apart from works, believes in Jesus Christ - his person, purpose and promise.

We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind as a penal substitutionary sacrifice and bodily rose from the dead, guaranteeing redemption for anyone and all who personally places his trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Him.

SANCTIFICATION I Corinthians 6:11, Hebrews 10:10, John 17:17

We believe that every Christian is set apart unto God in Jesus Christ at the moment of salvation.

We believe that every Christian continues to sin in this life but, is to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to grow more like Jesus Christ.


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