Pastor Mark Burns – along with his wife Tomarra Burns – founded the multicultural, non-denominational contemporary church The Harvest Praise & Worship Center of Easley, South Carolina. He is also the co-founder & CEO of The NOW Television Network, a Christian television network based out of South Carolina.

Following the 2016 presidential elections, Yahoo News identified Pastor Burns as one of the “16 people who shaped the 2016 election.” Pastor Burns has been a consistent guest on cable news programs.

As a motivational speaker, his most famous appearance occurred during the 2016 Republican National Convention. Pastor Burns served six years in the South Carolina Army National Guard.

Pastor Burns and his wife have six children.

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