Mark Edwards is the Senior Minister of Cityhope Church (formerly Ipswich Region Community Church), a vibrant and significant church in the city of Ipswich, Queensland. Mark leads Cityhope Church with outstanding communication skills evidenced through excellent preaching and teaching. Mark’s influence extends beyond Ipswich through writing and publishing works, facilitating the Total Access Coaching and Mentoring Program offered throughout Australia to pastors and church leaders, and through his ongoing commitment to missions work, both locally and globally.Recently awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal by the Governor General for service to the church, and to the community of Ipswich, Mark has a compelling vision to see the local church truly impact and transform its community. Regularly speaking at numerous conferences and churches both throughout Australia and internationally Mark focuses heavily on seeing church growth in a sustainable way, where Pastors and leaders go the distance. He is married to Gail and has four wonderful children; Nicholas, Hannah, Gabrielle and Eloise.