who is MARK209

Once dubbed by industry leaders “the best group you probably have never heard”, that distinction no longer applies to MARK209 – a name taken from the mile marker for downtown Nashville. In the past few years the Nashville-based quartet has established an impressive faithful fan base from coast to coast. Audiences respond to the four-part harmony associated with Southern Gospel, yet MARK209’s sound also has a country flavor. Fans relate to their message which reflects the life that many live leading to an understandable communication between audience and singers. Perhaps MARK209’s casual appearance, friendly rapport with fans, wide-range of country gospel songs and the addition of piano player extraordinaire, Joshua Pope, have earned them followers from four generations: a four year-old sings the lyrics with them; a teenager creates fashions using the MARK209 logo; young parents eager to introduce their children to Christian music and the older folks who find themselves responding like “groupies” as they did in their teen years.

Travelling in their signature Yellow Bus, MARK209 has performed at The Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA and across the country at Kennebunkport ME where they sang for the Bush family at Walker’s Point three times prior to the passing of George HW and Barbara Bush. Stops between have included the Main Stage at Graceland in Memphis, TN, Harmony at the Gulf in AL, the Main Stage at the NC Apple Festival, the Owasso Gospel Opry in OK, the Arlington Music Hall in TX, the Wheeling Jamboree in WV, and Dollywood in TN. When not touring, the band makes gospel music television appearances and gives radio interviews. MARK209’s “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville” concert plays to sold-out venues throughout the country. Recognition from their loyal fans has recently come in the form of a Diamond Award for the Christian Country Group of the Year and Christian Music Fan Award for Favorite Group.

our commitment

The members of MARK209 have taken a stand to be the men of God they are called to be. They all agree that the words they sing are not just words, they are words to live by in all things. So they have created and signed a morality clause for the group to adhere to.

Click below to see their Morality Clause.



Rabobank Theater [Bakersfield, CA] Monmount College [Monmouth, IL] Elvis’ Graceland [Memphis, TN] Bush Compound (Walker’s Point) [Kennebunkport, ME] Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion [Hampton Beach, NH] CAL EXPO (Fish Family Fest) [Sacramento, CA] Wheeling Jamboree [Wheeling, WV] North Carolina Apple Festival Main Stage [Hendersonville, NC] Manatee Convention Center [Palmetto, FL] Arlington Music Hall [Arlington, TX] Bakersfield College [Bakersfield, CA] Dollywood  Theme Park [Pigeon Forge, TN] Owasso Performing Arts Center [Owasso, OK] Smoky Mountain Convention Center [Pigeon Forge, TN] LifeLight Music Festival [Bethany, MO] Country Tonite Theatre [Pigeon Forge, TN] Green Center for the Performing Arts [Green Castle, IN] Center For Rural Development [Somerset, KY] Benton Event Center [Benton, AR] Trinity Music City [Nashville, TN]

television appearances

TBN’s Praise The Lord (with Jason Crabb) [Nashville, TN] The Good Life [Orlando, FL] Atlanta Live [Atlanta, GA] Inspirational Country Music Awards [Nashville, TN] Nite Line (WGGS-TV16) [Greenville, SC] Gospel Music Today [Tulsa, OK] Diamond Awards [Pigeon Forge, TN] “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville” [syndicated]

the guys

Nathaniel Justice

Tenor for MARK209

Jym Howe

Lead for MARK209

Jimmy Reno

Baritone for MARK209

Ray Woconish

Bass for MARK209


"These guys are great! I enjoy singing with them and there is no doubt in my mind that you will love them and thier music as much as I do. I am proud to call them my friends." Ronnie Milsap,
"If you are looking for a polished, professional presentation of your spiritual music, then MARk209 has something unique to offer. This isn't your granny's music, but hey...do you listen to your granny's music?" Mark Bishop,


  • Group of the Year "Fan Favorite Group 2015" (CVM)
  • Voted "Favorite Quartet" (GME) 2014
  • Single of the year "It Takes Faith" (GME) 2013
  • Voted "Favorite Quartet" (GME) 2013
  • #1 Song, 4 Consecutive Months (Southern Gospel Today) 2012
  • Top Five New Releases in the Nation (Singing News) 2012
  • Named "Ones to Watch" (AGM) 2012
  • Nominated "Entertainer of the Year" (USAGEM)
  • Nominated "Fan Favorite Artist" (AGM)
  • Nominated "New Excelling Artist" (SGM Fan Awards)
  • CD "Grassroots" Listed in Top Picks of 2011 (AGM)
  • Radio release on the Singing News Top 80 Chart for 10 months.