Mark Ellis worked in the commercial real estate industry before he answered a call into full-time Christian ministry. For 9 years, he served as Asst. Pastor at Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach. He began writing about the church around the world in 1999 with the assistance of Dan Wooding of ASSIST News. After a mission trip to the southern Philippines in 2004, God gave him the vision for the God Reports website, which supports and encourages Christian Missions. He also serves on the boards of Morning Star News and the Birtcher Family Foundation.