Network and Auxiliary Network Missionaries

Network Missionaries

SgtMaj (Ret) Mark and Tova Byrd: SNCO/NCO Network Development

SNCO/NCO Network Development

Born: Pontiac, Michigan

Married to Tova Byrd. We met during the summer of 1981 through a mutual friend. In 1989 we were married in Las Vegas, just as I was reporting to my second duty station, and she was being discharged from the Marine Corps.

Children: (3) Two boys: Mark Jr., Quamaine, and our daughter, Quaniqua. Mark served in the Air Force and now works for Space X, Quamaine is in the Air Force at Travis AFB, and Quaniqua is a licensed esthetician, and is currently attending school to become an Occupational Therapist.

Faith: I accepted Christ into my life as a child. But it was during a MEU deployment in 1993 where I was lead to rededicate my life, and I have been following Christ ever since.

Church: Grace Church in Dumfries, VA, under the leadership of Bishop Derek Grier.

USMC: Enlisted in 1985, basic rifleman MOS (0311). Duty stations included: 1st Battalion 7th Marines; 1st Battalion 8th Marines; School of Infantry East; MCRD San Diego; 2nd Battalion 7th Marines; I&I Duty Wyoming, Pennsylvania; HMLA-169 MCAS Camp Pendleton; Fitness Report Branch, Quantico; and Base Sergeant Major, MCB Quantico. I retired in September 2015 after serving 30 years on active duty.

College: Associates degree in general studies from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Human Resources Management). Tova has a Bachelors degree in Management(Human Resources Management) from Park University.

TTF: I was introduced to Tun Tavern Fellowship while serving as the Base Sergeant Major at MCB Quantico. I met Mike West during our weekly FOSL Bible study.

Chaplain CDR (Ret) Ken and Gwen Counts: Camp Lejeune and MCAS Cherry Point

Camp Lejeune and MCAS Cherry Point

Born: Montgomery, Alabama

Married to Gwen Hard who was born and raised in Pusan, Korea,  daughter of OPC missionaries.  We met while attending Covenant College,  Lookout Mtn., GA. and married while attending seminary.

Children: (3) Nathan, Lander WY; April, Pontiac, MI; and Joel, Morehead City, NC.

Faith: The Lord brought me to Himself during my teens through the faithful ministry and care of my pastor who talked me into attending a Christian summer camp where I responded to the Gospel and received new life in Christ.

Church: Harvest Presbyterian, PCA, pastored by Grant Beachy. I am an ordained minster of the Gospel and am a member of Eastern Carolina Presbytery (PCA), now honorably retired.

USN / USMC: Navy Chaplain, 22 years, retired in 2015. Tours of Duty: 3DMARDIV, Okinawa; Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, D.C.; USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG-71); MCRD San Diego; MAG-13, Yuma, AZ; USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75); Deputy Base Chaplain, Camp Lejeune; MARCENT FWD, Bahrain; HQ Regiment, 2nd MLG, Camp Lejeune.

College: Covenant College, B.A.; Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS, M.Div.; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL., Th. M.

TTF: Chris Miller sent Chris Braddy into my life one day in Yuma.  Braddy recruited us to lead the Tuesday evening fellowship at the Jacksonville Inn in 2010. This we did for 5 years while I was still on AD until Jeremiah and Steve came on deck.

LtCol (Ret.) Mark and Ginger Harrington: Quantico/NCR Network Missionary

Quantico/NCR Network Missionary

Born: Charlotte, NC

Service to the Lord: Since the inception of TTF, I have been actively involved and currently serve as the TTF Quantico/National Capital Representative Network Missionary. My education includes several seminary courses and a comprehensive Christian counseling/coaching certification from Grace Ministries, available at My experience spans many years of both receiving and providing personal discipleship under outstanding leadership, in addition to over 25 years of teaching Sunday School.

Purpose: My aim is to assist others in learning about and developing a deeper, more relational love for the Lord Jesus Christ, thereby fostering enhanced spiritual growth, joy, love, and peace, and equipping them to impart these teachings to others.

Faith: Although I grew up in a nominally Christian home, it wasn’t until my service in flight school during the Gulf War that I began a personal quest to truly understand Jesus. This journey was fueled by the witness and encouragement of several devout Christians and an invitation to a Bible-teaching church. On the brink of marriage, I sought God’s wisdom for a strong partnership. Through this, the Lord revealed His identity, deeds, and love for me, igniting a passion to delve into His word and share the profound truths of Christ, Father God, and the Holy Spirit with others.

USMC Career: I retired as a LtCol after 24 years of service, with roles in NFO, Supply/Logistics, IT, and as a Program Manager and Information Management Officer.

College: I hold a B.A. from NCSU, an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. from the National Defense University.

Family: I am married to Ginger Biggs, a native of Knoxville, TN, who is a dedicated Christian writer, blogger, and speaker, inspiring women to deepen their relationship with the Lord. Learn more at Together, we have three adult children.


Auxiliary Network Missionaries

  • SgtMaj John & Kristi Wyatt, USMC(Ret) — MCRD PI
  • CDR Patrick & Rhonda Joyner, USN(Ret) — Joint Base Ft. Worth
  • MSgt Trevor & Tisha Young, USMC(Ret) — MCRD PI