Mark Dawson has been involved for over four decades, working as a pastor to youth, college and singles. Beginning with his JC Backyard Gatherings, back in the 70s, of reaching the lost with concerts and barbeques for the cities in LA County. Then in the 80’s, he started The Branch House in the OC, a large house for teaching, reaching and just lounging. From there, Mark planted a church in Foster City and lead in the outreach and worship facets. In the 90’s, he was back in LA County again, leading a single and college group while opening The Training Place, an outreach facility to train and raise up disciples. And also started The Light Ride, which was a yearly event, to raise money for missions and bring young people together to celebrate life. So for over twenty-five years, Mark has worked with youth and college groups to instill a greater understanding of God and the cause and affects Christians have in this world. With all this time on the saddle, it would be a waste to not glean a small part of the nuggets from his experience. And with his personal mandate, to help those who want help, it should radiate that his ambition is to want all of us to become more Christ-like!