Pastor Mark Burns is an American Evangelical Christian pastor. He is a televangelist and an entrepreneur. He came in the news during the US Presidential elections during 2016. He was a supporter of the Republican candidate Donald Trump who became the President. As a priest, Marks Burns belongs to the Harvest Praise & Worship Center in South Carolina.
In South Carolina, he co-founded the NOW Television Network which is a Christian religious television network. During the Presidential elections, when he was in the news, people were curious to know more about him, especially his net worth. Read on to know more about the pastor Mark Burns and his Net Worth in 2018.
On September 21, 1979, Otis and Debra Burns, residents of Anderson, South Carolina; a male child was born, whom they christened as John Marks Burns. Mark Burns took to the keyboards at an early age and began playing music and singing. He performed with his family group and sang gospel music. Their family group was called Burns Brothers of Belton, South Carolina. They travelled all over the country and performed at religious gatherings.
His dedication brought him success in 1995 when he was just 16 years old. He was licensed as a minister of the gospel under his father. This was at the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Pelzer, South Carolina.
Along with his religious duties, he also attended the Belton-Honea Path High School. In 1998 he received a South Carolina GED from the South Carolina Department of Education. Then he joined the North Greenville University for one semester.
In 2005, Burns was awarded priesthood at Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church in Seneca, South Carolina.
In 2015, Burns and his wife Tomarra Burns, founded the NOW Television Network, in South Carolina. It is a Christian television network. He also began hosting the show Lift Your Voice Show, for which he is also the executive producer.
He is a Trump supporter and travelled extensively with the Trump campaign. He was the person who spoke before Trump and introduced him to the crowd of supporters.
He also appeared on several news channels on behalf of the Presidential candidate Trump and his campaign. These TV channels include CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC, CBS News, Al Jazeera-America, National Public Radio, and many more.
He also landed himself on many unintended controversies. Burns performed the benediction prayers during Republican conventions. He called Trump a ‘man of God’ and labelled Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as the ‘enemy.’
He re-tweeted a fake image of Hillary Clinton in blackface. He was criticised for inserting God and religion into politics. Later he apologised for using inappropriate words.
Burns also claimed that he has a Bachelor of Science degree from North Greenville University; that he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi; and that he has served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. All these claims were found to be false on an investigation by the TV channel CNN and the media. He later apologised for these exaggerations in his biography.
Awards & Achievement
Time magazine labelled Burns as “Donald Trump’s Top Pastor”. Yahoo News named him as one of the “16 People Who Shaped the 2016 Presidential Election”.
Net worth of Pastor Mark Burns
Along with his wife, Mark Burns is the owner of NOW Television Network. He is considered to be a rich pastor and very popular among his parish. He is a very successful televangelist and receives liberal donations. His net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million.
Pastor Mark Burns is married to Tomarra Burns, who is also his partner in his business ventures including TV and Radio network. The couple has been blessed with six children. To the millions of black Americans, Pastor Mark Burns remains a role model for success.