Its one-to-one child sponsorship program has been recognized as the best in its field by publications like Smart Money magazine, Consumers Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune. This Christ-centered ministry is now working in 26 countries and has linked over 1.1 million needy kids in developing nations with sponsors who not only provide for their needs, but who also speak directly into their lives.
Radio Marketing Manager Mark Hollingsworth illustrates how children, families, communities, and sponsors are transformed by the relationships created through the efforts of Compassion International. Mark works with Christian musicians such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Petra, and Rich Mullins, and he creates partnerships with broadcasters who want to share this dynamic ministry with their listeners.
Mark Hollingsworth has been Radio Marketing Manager for Compassion International since 2001; he served as Manager for Artist Relations for six years before that. He’s not just an employee of this child development ministry, however. He’s been a sponsor for over 30 years and has met most of the children he’s sponsored in the 40+ trips he’s led for Compassion. Mark has traveled to 49 countries and all 50 states and considers himself a citizen of the world looking for ways to best assist the poor in finding workable solutions to their social, economic, and spiritual plight. Mark has also been heavily involved in the entertainment world as an artist manager for Petra, Sixpence None the Richer, Steve Taylor, and Smalltown Poets. Those artists sold millions of albums and won dozens of Grammy and Dove Awards while he served them. Also a recognized journalist, Mark has written for over 25 publications and is currently working on his memoirs about his travels abroad.