The Organization

Mission Advance is a 501 C3 non-profit organization. It’s purpose is to transform lives in local communities by meeting spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of its clients by writing, teaching, and implementing Mission Advance character restoration curriculum and classes in a medium security prison.


In 2019, around 250 men were involved in a Mission Advance Character Class or Guitar For Life class.

Mission Advance has developed unique curriculum and classes to aid in the restoration and rehabilitation of inmates.

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The Director


Mark Epps established the Missional Advancement Project: INC. (501 C3) in 2009 for the purpose of starting churches. After the death of a friend in gang violence in 2012, he refocused the direction of the organization to criminal justice ministry. Since 2012, Mark has taught and mentored at risk teens in the juvenile justice system, special school events, and in the local community. 

He holds a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of South Carolina, Aiken. He has been married for twenty-one years and has two children. In his spare time, Mark likes playing and listening to music, wood working, watching movies, and hanging out with the family and dogs.