Mark McClain

Mark McClain

Position: Elder

Mark McClain has been a member of Grace Covenant Church since 1995. He and his wife, Marjorie (Marj), have three grown children and seven grandchildren, who are a source of great joy to them. Mark has served as an elder at Grace for more than 15 years throughout the family’s time at Grace. He has also led the Empty Nesters Adult Community and acted as a teacher and leader in many ministries including various Adult Communities, the Men’s Ministry, and Life Groups.


Mark is the CEO and founder of software company SailPoint, which he preceded with a career in tech through companies such as IBM and HP and start-ups like Tivoli and Waveset. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego) and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA. 


Spiritual Gifts: Giving, Discernment, Teaching

My hope and prayer is that we will all become more like Christ in all of life. It’s far too easy in our country to give lip service to the notion of Christianity. It can be more like belonging to the local community organization than experiencing a life-long passion to learn what it means to follow Christ. Living by faith, loving God passionately, truly loving others and sacrificing our desires to serve them – these are the things that will force people to ask us “why?” My prayer is that our lives will reflect Christ’s character, so people who are looking for the Truth will find themselves attracted to Him, because they see Him in us.


I pray that others will know we are followers of Christ by our love – real, authentic, grace-filled, tough-when-necessary, peacemaking, servant-hearted … love.