Who We Are...                                                  

Welcome to the EllisFamilyLife website!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.  We hope you will find this site helpful as a resource to reach couples and families struggling in today's culture.  Before we get too far along, let us tell you how we got involved with FamilyLife!


We would like to say that answering God's call to ministry was as easy as saying, "Here am I Lord, send me," but it really didn't happen that way.  After several years of responsibility at church and other ministry efforts, God began to give us a great desire to help families and couples.  Not knowing how to meet those needs, we continually looked for materials to help those who were reaching out.


In the midst of our busy lives, the Lord showed us that the work we were trying to do was consuming us.  We both worked to attack the same problem, but we were not on the same page.  We felt the Lord wanted us to do something more, but struggled separately with the way He was leading.  Finally we communicated with each other about our areas of struggle, feeling confirmed that full-time service was God's will for our lives.  Sooner than we expected, He showed us the direction we should go.  That direction was FamilyLife.


We believe what Psalm 127:1 says, "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it."  We are committed to following His blueprints to build Godly homes, to work diligently to touch the lives of people for Jesus Christ, and to be good stewards of the resources that God provides as we minister to families and couples through FamilyLife.


For 20 years, we have been on the path the Lord has shown us, ministering to hurting families in our nation and around the world.  We hope your time spent on our website will be helpful and you will find something of value.  Please come Join Us as we work to reach couples and families, one home at a time!


His for families,

Mark & Michelle Ellis