About Pillar & Bulwark


Marcus received his BS degree from Case Institute of Technology in Polymer Engineering and worked for six years as an engineer. During this time, he was involved in a variety of Protestant youth and music ministries. He then received his Master of Divinity Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and was ordained to the Protestant pastoral ministry. During his more than fifteen years of youth, young adult, and pastoral ministry, his main emphasis was church and lay spiritual renewal. Marcus, his wife Marilyn, and their two older sons, JonMarc and Peter, were received into the Catholic Church on December 20, 1992. Their third son, Richard, entered through baptism.

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Marcus serves as the Founder / President of The Coming Home Network International, a non-profit, Catholic, lay apostolate aimed at helping other Christians, both clergy and laity, “come home” to the Catholic Church. He also hosts The Journey Home, a weekly live television program on EWTN, and Deep In Scripture, a weekly Podcast on CHNetwork’s YouTube Channel. He is the author of Thoughts for the Journey Home, What Must I Do to Be Saved? the novels How Firm a Foundation and Pillar and Bulwark, and the editor/author of Journeys Home, Journeys Home II, and The Bible Alone?. His latest book is Life From Our Landpublished by Ignatius Press. He has taught courses in catechetics, youth ministry, leadership, and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the Pontifical College Josephinum. He has written regular articles for Catholic Answers Magazine, as well as other Catholic publications. He and his wife Marilyn live on a portion of Marilyn’s century-old family farm in central Ohio.