Mark Tidsworth

Founder And President 

"Birthing and growing Pinnacle is a great joy. I always feel like we are just getting started, given the expansive opportunities for contributing to this world's progress before us. I'm grateful for creative colleagues with whom to collaborate around our purpose."

Throughout Mark's vocational pilgrimage, generativity consistently appears. An intense curiosity about life, God, people and groups fuels Mark’s passion for learning, creativity and passionate missional service. Each of our services are areas of ministry in which Mark is active, enjoying the opportunity to engage clients around forward movement. Mark resides in Chapin, South Carolina.

Master of Divinity, Ordination as a Baptist Minister
Clinical Pastoral Education
Master of Education in Clinical Counseling
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor
Trained Congregational Consultant
Certified Leadership Coach
Certified Life Coach
Certified Peoplemap Trainer
EQi Emotional Intelligence Inventory Provider

Interim Pastor
Church Starter
Renewal Pastor
Business Owner
Marriage and Family Therapist, Private Practice
Director, Lowcountry Pastoral Counseling Center
Director, Center for Clergy & Congregations
Director, LifePoint Counseling Center
President, Pinnacle Leadership Associates

Disciple Development Coaching: Christian Formation For The 21st Century, With Ircel Harrison, Macon, GA: Nurturing Faith, 2013 

Forty Days of Prayer: Preparing Ourselves For God's Calling, Columbia, SC: Pinnacle Leadership Press, 2014

Shift: Three Big Moves For The 21st Century Church, Columbia, SC: Pinnacle Leadership Press, 2015  

Making The Shift Field Guide, Columbia, SC: Pinnacle Leadership Press, 2016

Farming Church: Cultivating Adaptive Change In Congregations, Columbia, SC: Pinnacle Leadership Press, 2017

Mark's Blog: Mark's best writing on leadership and faith is found in the Pinnacle Blog on this website. Mark's personal blog, with a more informal and broader approach is found at