Episode 35: NY Times Bestselling Author Mark Batterson

In Episode 35 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King and Mark Batterson share incredible wisdom and insight on a number of topics including:

  • Balancing life as husband, father, pastor & author
  • Defining success in life
  • Longevity in ministry
  • How to keep content fresh & full of wonder
  • Importance of spiritual leaders & mentors
  • How to write a book


"You can be doing the will of God & opposing God. Are you doing ministry w/a spirit of pride?" @MarkBatterson Epi35 on @CK_Ministries podcast. | Click to Tweet

"One of the most spiritual decisions we make is when we set our alarm." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King on Epi 35 @CK_Ministries podcast. | Click to Tweet

"Stay humble & hungry. There's nothing God can't do in and through you." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King on @CK_Ministries podcast, Epi 35. | Click to Tweet

"We can't do what the Lord has for us in the future in our current state of spiritual maturity." @MarkBatterson on @CK_Ministries podcast | Click to Tweet

"You're never going to be ready. You just have to take a first step of faith." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King, Epi35 @CK_Ministries Podcast| Click to Tweet

Meet Our Guest:

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.  One church with eight locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle MakerIn a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and the two most recent, The Grave Robber and Jack Staples and the Ring of Time. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah.