Meet Our Team
Since 1988, Dr. Mark Strong has served the city of Portland as a community leader and the Senior Pastor of Life Change Church. Working with hundreds of families and individuals, he has witnessed firsthand the painful impact of fatherlessness in the lives of youth and adults. He also observed the adverse effects of those experiencing fatherlessness or “problematic” fathers; and, it’s impact on education, crime, and other social behaviors. To address this alarming critical impact on individuals, communities and society, in 2014 Dr. Mark Strong founded Father-Shift!