Graduate, Moody Bible Institute, 1963. Bachelor, Pacific College, 1965. Master of Arts, Wheaton College, Illinois, 1967.
Instructor history Cascade College, Portland, Oregon, 1967-1970. Editor Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1970-1972. Executive producer Moody Corresponding School, Moody Bible Institute (Radio division), 1972-1974.
Director public relations Moody Bible Institute (director Moody Literature Ministries), 1974-1977, manager publication division, 1977-1981. Director Victor Books, Scripture Press Publications, 1981-1983, vice president, 1983-1990, publisher, chief operating officer Wheaton, Illinois, 1990-1994. Corporation vice president, public Scripture Press Publications, Inc. and Victor Books, 1994-1995.
Chief operating officer Killion McCabe and Associates, Dallas, 1995-1997. Executive director, chief operating officer Leadership Network, 1997-1998. Senior vice president, associate public W Public Group, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville, 1998—2001, senior vice president, public, 2001—2003.
Owner Mark Sweeney & Associate, Public Consultant and Author Republican, Brentwood, since 2003.
Member Christian Booksellers Association, Evangelical Christian Publications Association (past chairman board).
Married Janet Lynn Turner, July 24, 1964. Children– Douglas, Jonathan.