- Executive Director At Youth Specialties
- Founder of WisdomWorks Ministries
- Author of Real World Parents
Mark Matlock has been working with youth pastors, students, and parents for more than two decades. He works as the Executive Director for Youth Specialties (YS), providing leadership for programs and training events, and also oversees the student ministries at YS, including the PlanetWisdom student conferences.
Mark began ministry after studying at Biola University. His skills as a speaker and his passion for sharing God’s word led him to an opportunity where he toured with Dawson McAllister’s Shepherd Ministries for four years, until he began Wisdom Works, a non-profit organization that helps teenagers develop biblical wisdom in their lives.
Mark speaks to hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and youth workers around the world each year. He has written several books for teens, including the Wisdom On… series, Living a Life That Matters, and Don’t Buy the Lie. Most recently, Mark has authored three books for parents: Real World Parents, Raising Wise Children, and Ideas for Parents.
Mark lives in Texas with his wife and their two teenage children. When he’s not traveling, he volunteers in his church’s youth ministry and amazes family and friends with his culinary skills.