About

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I work at the intersection of faith, film, science and innovation.

For over a decade I have served a wonderful community of faith, Mayflower Church, that seeks to equip members for the journey ahead.

I am a documentary filmmaker. My most recent project, The Last Songwriter, premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and won an Audience Award. Starring Garth Brooks, Emmylou Haris and Jason Isbell, it spotlights the struggles of songwriters to make a living in the age of streaming.

Lost Boy Home, narrated by Sam Waterston, premiered at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. It won a Best Shorts Award and an Audience Choice Award at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival.

I have written Middle of the Maze: 5 Secrets to Finding Your Way and Creative Styles of Preaching and am currently working on a new book, The Physics of God. Articles and a short film I created have appeared in the Huffington Post and on CNN.com.

A lifelong learner, I am a graduate of Cornell University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and San Francisco Theological Seminary where I received my Doctorate. I was fortunate to study non-profit leadership at the Harvard Business School and was a Kellogg Scholar at the Northwestern Business School and a graduate of their Executive Education program in non-profit management. I attended both TEDActive and TEDGlobal where I gave a TED talk on “Blue Lobsters.” Currently, I am developing a mini-series based on a historical figure and an online travel show called “Thin Places.”

Please contact me at markbargerelliott@comcast.net

I blog at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-barger-elliott/