Stephen Newland

Stephen Newland

  • How long have you known Mark?Since June 2014
  • Three words to describe Mark: Doer, easy to talk to, hard-working
  • Funny memory with Mark:

    I don't have one quite yet, but something tells me that when I see him riding down Columns Drive in a few months with some spandex bike shorts on that'll pop right to the top of this list! Haha!

  • How has Mark impacted your life?

    In the couple of short years that I've known Mark, he's helped me in multiple areas. First, I know his heart is to help develop men & he has shown a willingness to partner with our MoneyWise ministry to help in any way that he can. Second, as I've been trying to understand God's calling for my life he's been instrumental in taking time to listen to my business ideas to connecting me with the right people at the right time. When Rachael & I were dealing with a car accident, he pointed us in the right direction with a lawyer that he trusted. When I was trying to even understand where & how to start a business, Mark connected me with the right person at the right time. Those connections have really helped in my personal life...I wouldn't have any idea where to start with finding a lawyer for either of those two areas. He's asked on several occasions how the business stuff has been going, which shows that he actually cares about me & how I'm developing even outside of the work place.

  • What do you think Mark’s legacy will be? What is his lasting imprint on the world?

    I think he will be known as a man who got stuff done & developed others. In a world where talk is cheap, I feel like Mark just does what needs to be done & isn't afraid to shy away from hard work or conversations. I know that he has impacted hundreds of leaders & men in his time here at Buckhead. It'd probably be overwhelming for him to see just how far & wide his impact stretches across the lives of so many men in our community & then how those men that he's influenced have gone on to influence even more men (and families).

  • Anything else you’d like to say to wish Mark Happy 50th Birthday!

    Happy 50th, Mark! Proud to call you a friend!