The three men began to discuss planting an "urban, postmodern" church in Seattle.Greg Kappas, the pastor responsible for Antioch Bible Church's new church planting ministry, mentored the three and helped them develop their plans. By spring 1997, the church had relocated and expanded to two services. Driscoll (born October 11, 1970) is an American evangelical Christian pastor, author, and the former pastor of Mars Hill Church, a megachurch in Seattle, Washington. His influence is polarizing; he is described in a profile by Salon as being the center of a cult of personality, and using controversy to increase his visibility.
I began preparing to devote my life to obey [God's] call for me." After graduation, Mark and Grace relocated to Seattle, where they attended Antioch Bible Church and worked with that church's college ministry as volunteers. Through his internship, Mark met Mike Gunn, who worked for an Athletes in Action ministry at the University of Washington, and Lief Moi, a radio show host.Two weeks after Driscoll's resignation, executive pastor Dave Bruskas announced that Mars Hill Church would be dissolving by January 1, 2015, with individual congregations in the multi-site church given the option to become independent, merge with another church, or disband.He described a difficult family history of abuse and crime, writing: "The men on my father's side include uneducated alcoholics, mental patients, and women beaters....At age 19, as a college freshman, Driscoll converted to evangelical Christianity.
The same year, according to Driscoll, "God spoke to me...
Driscoll later reflected that he was "not ready" when he planted Mars Hill at age 25.