History

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History of Focusing on the Mark

2009-2010 The Lord begins to lay a call and vision in Ryan Marks to take the Great Commission seriously and make disciples of all nations utilizing the free tools of the Internet. But Ryan feels called to wait for the vision is not yet (Hezekiah)

2010 Ryan Marks begins monthly devotional newsletter called Devo Blast. Several volunteers shared in producing this newsletter over the next several years.

Nov 2012 Ryan believes the season of waiting on the Lord is over at a worship service and begins Focusing on the Mark Ministries as a Blog, YouTube and Sermon.net podcast. A friend helps Ryan start FMM.

July 2013 Ryan incorporates FMM as a DBA of Marks Enterprises, LLC so that resources can be published and establish an official website instead of just the Blogger blog. Podcast grows to a consistent weekly new episode.

2014-2015 Social media platform grows to over 10,000. Ministry increases to the Middle East, especially having an impact for the Gospel in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and India. Ryan begins to pray about a team to join in FMM’s ministry.

2016 FMM begins to transition toward a new ministry. A contributing network of faithful men join the team. The combined effort spreads the leadership of the ministry to Ryan Marks (founder and director), Kenneth Zimmerman III (transition intern), Nathan Parker (contributing writer and organizational counsel), and Noah Schwindle (contributing writer).