“As Wagner sings and has discovered on multiple levels, everyone needs love and he is beautifully doing his part.”
– CCM Magazine
“It’s a rare gift to find someone who combines talent and heart the way Mark Wagner does as he partners with Area Directors to communicate the mission of Young Life.  He has a sweet gift of music and story telling, and his passion and experience with the mission make him uniquely suited to elevate your next event and to help you share the story of how we relationally connect kids to Jesus.

Mark has vast experience with Young Life around the world through his travels as a camp musician which has given him a global perspective on the mission that brings credibility and deep understanding to his presentation of our work.  He’s also an insider; he’s one of us, and understands the complexities and uniqueness of a Young Life fundraising event.  I’ve worked with Mark on several occasions, most recently in Hong Kong where I invited him to be a guest musician at our annual banquet.  I recommend him highly and look forward to future opportunities to serve together.”
– Josh Powell, Hong Kong Young Life Director

“From the opening ‘All I Need’ and its message of redeeming love to songs like ‘Made For Love’ that speak to our longing and need to have God’s love—Mark’s latest album is simply ‘lovely’ from top to bottom.”
– Worship Leader Magazine
“Hiring Mark to be our keynote speaker/musician for our main Steamboat Young Life fundraiser of the year was an excellent decision on our part. He was willing to jump in where we needed him & added his own humor & Young Life style entertainment to our event. The fact that Mark is a professional musician & also on Young Life staff makes it a no brainer to have him come share the mission of what we do & why we do it. He definitely gets it & communicates well with people the need for more support. I would highly recommend having Mark share his musical & speaking talents at your next banquet/fundraising event!”
– Aaron Werner, Area Director for Steamboat Springs, CO
“Mark Wagner has the best of all qualities of a singer-songwriter and on his fourth release his music excels with an edifying batch of songs. Some songwriters like to focus on their life – like a journal – while others tell stories of everyday life, and then there is Mark Wagner. His songwriting is more like vertical worship coffee shop style. Its uplifting and very Christ centered.”
– Alpha Omega News


Mark began his music career in 2004, and has grown as an artist to tour internationally year-round. He has performed with many other artists such as Brandon Heath, Ed Cash, Paul Wright, and Rachael Lampa. Mark has also produced several albums for other artists such as Ryan Long and Josh Johnson (of the band Elenowen). In 2008 Mark worked with producer Ben Shive (Andrew Peterson, Sarah Groves, Matt Wertz) on his first full-length release, “Sun’s Gonna Rise,” which gained great attention in the industry upon its release. His follow-up project, “NeedLove,” was recorded in 2011 with Shive.

Mark’s new release, “New Futures” is set to release in early 2015. The album’s producer, Mark Trussell is a long-time friend and musical collaborator. Trussell makes his living in Nashville as a producer and guitar player, and has toured with Matt Wertz, Dave Barnes, Josh Turner and most recently Billy Currington. “New Futures” is a healthy blend of groovy pop and soul and is marked by Wagner’s signature lyrical depth which dives into his new life as a husband and his most recent adventures helping launch an international community development organization called STORYSONG (www.storysong.org), which raises awareness and funds to support orphan education in Africa. Mark’s well of knowledge and experience has greatly increased over the past several years, as he has also just completed a Master’s degree in Theology. “New Futures” is an upbeat and encouraging glimpse into Mark’s latest adventures and his heart for sharing hope and light in a dimly lit world.

To date, Mark has sold over 30,000 albums independently, he has performed in seven countries, and he is still doing the very thing he loves most: playing music that inspires and gives hope. Mark has sung about that hope for ten years in front of thousands of high school students from all over the world during his volunteer work with Young Life, an organization that lines up with Mark’s vision of giving hope to the hopeless.




When you purchase a STORYSONG Project you are also supporting vulnerable children in developing countries. We don’t make a profit, we make a difference.

Currently, through album sales, we are supporting 100 orphans in Zimbabwe, helping meet basic needs and paying for their education.



February 17 – Park City, UT – Private Event

April 6 – Newburg, OR – George Fox University

June 15 – July 13 – Antelope, OR – Young Life’s Washington Family Ranch



January 24 – Boise, ID – Young Life Leadership Training

February 7 – Lacey, WA – Cutter’s Point Coffee – Benefit Concert

February 8 – Sammamish, WA – Young Life Banquet

March 9-12 – Antelope, OR – Washington Family Ranch Young Life Camp

March 13-17 – Antelope, OR – Washington Family Ranch Young Life Camp

May 9-17 – Nairobi, Kenya – STORYSONG Sessions

May 18-24 – Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – STORYSONG Sessions

May 26-June 1 – FEZ, Morocco – Private Camp

Aug 28 – Seattle, WA – Q Cafe w/ Griffin Lamb (www.griffinlamb.co)

Aug 29 – Hartsteine Island w/ Jenn Bostic (www.jennbostic.com)

Sept. 18 – Oct. 1 – Hong Kong, China – Young Life

Oct. 23 – Auburn, WA – Hosted by Josh and Krysta Matt – Info krystamatt@gmail.com

Oct. 24 – Bellingham, WA – Hosted by Eric and Shelby Friesen – Info friesen5@comcast.net

Oct. 25 – Kennewick, WA

Oct. 28 – University of Great Falls – Great Falls, MT

Nov. 1 – Pullman, WA – Hosted by Gary and Judy Hopkins – Info ghopyl@gmail.com

Nov. 2 – Spokane Young Life Club

Nov. 4 – Whitworth University

Nov. 6-8 – Schweitzer – Private YL Retreat

Nov. 20 – Albuquerque, NM – University of New Mexico – Aquinas Newman Center

Dec. 11 – Olympia, WA – Holiday Concert Hosted by Matt and Jen Gerard – Info mpg4@aol.com

Dec. 12 – Monroe, WA – Holiday Concert Hosted by Nate and Janell Goodwin – Info ngoodwin@spu.edu

Dec. 13 – Salem, OR – Holiday Concert Hosted by Ryan and Jenny Gelbrich – Info 503-508-1394

Dec. 18 – Auburn, WA – Holiday House Concert Hosted by David and Wynter Weaver – Info David@innericonfitness.com



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