Mark Stuart (musician)

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Mark Stuart
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Mark Stuart in 2016
Background information
Birth nameMark Allen Stuart
Born (1968-04-14) April 14, 1968 (age 51)
Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
GenresChristian rock, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1987-present
Associated actsAudio Adrenaline, Know Hope Collective

Mark Allen Stuart (born April 14, 1968) is a Christian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist for the Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline during their original run from 1987 to 2006.

Audio Adrenaline[edit]

Mark Stuart met the original guitarist and bassist for Audio Adrenaline, Barry Blair and Will McGinniss, while attending Kentucky Christian College (now known as Kentucky Christian University). Barry Blair was Mark's roommate for three years. They founded the band in 1986 under the name of A-180. However, they temporarily disbanded the next year when Mark went to Haiti for a semester. When he returned to Kentucky, the band reformed and recruited Bob Herdman, who brought them two songs to record. After they did, they changed their name to Audio Adrenaline and signed a deal with Forefront Records. After more than twenty years of success with the band and eight studio albums, Stuart and the band decided to retire on January 2006. The primary reason cited was Stuart's "ongoing vocal challenges" stemming from vocal cord damage caused by a disorder known as spasmodic dysphonia, not by overuse.[1]

After Audio Adrenaline[edit]

Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss have started a project called Know Hope Collective. The project features a changing group of musicians that will sing worship songs and present testimonies.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Stuart married Kerri McKeehan, sister of TobyMac, in 1995.[3]

Missionary work[edit]

Stuart has visited Haiti consistently to help with missionary efforts. He started the Hands and Feet Project in 2004 along with Audio Adrenaline.

On January 12, 2010, Mark, his parents (Drex and Jo), and his wife Aegis were working at the Hands and Feet Project in Jacmel, Haiti when the earthquake struck Port-au-Prince. None at the Project were injured by the quake, and Mark was able to get the word out about the plight of the residents of Jacmel via multiple Skype interviews with media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and BBC, among others. He assisted with relief efforts in Jacmel until he returned to the U.S. on January 22, when he continued to assist by raising funds through continued coordination of relief efforts and organization of benefit concerts.[4][5][6]

Contributions to other artists[edit]


  1. ^ Price, Deborah Evans (March 13, 2013). "Audio Adrenaline Begin New Chapter With Pop-Tinged 'Kings & Queens'". Billboard. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Know Hope Collective on Jesus Freak Hideout; Spinhouse (June 3, 2010)
  3. ^ 100% Adrenaline on CCM Magazine; Selby, Marykay (April 1996)
  4. ^ Christian musician Mark Stuart meets needs in Haiti on ChristianTelegraph
  5. ^ From Haiti: Mark Stuart talks to CNN and other media about earthquake on BeliefNet (January 15, 2010)
  6. ^ Audio Adrenaline Mark Stuart Featured on MSNBC on Jesus Freak Hideout (January 18, 2010)

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