Mark Excel received the Lord at the age of 5. At this age, he used to gather people and tell them some mysteries about the kingdom of God and many, young and old, used to be drawn to him to hear his word.He declared to his father's wives and children that he was not from them but from a mysterious abode known as Abasi-to. He became subsequently known by this name and to this day he is still being called "Abasi-to" by his family members. He was separated from his father for three years between 1967 and 1970 due to the civil war in his country, Nigeria. During this time, he went through great adversity and became a beggar, a period that he regards as "a part of his ministry training."He met his father briefly after the war in 1970 before he went to be with the Lord in 1973. The Mighty hand of God has been upon him from his mother's womb. Apostle Excel was saved to serve and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. He died and was taken to hell and heaven by the Lord. He was commanded by the Lord to, "Go and tell the world what you have seen."He and his wife preside over Voice of Freedom International Ministries, Inc., and Voice of Freedom School of Ministry, a missions and ministry oriented institution where they teach and train ministers and church workers. Apostle Excel holds a Doctorate degree in Theology. His teaching prowess is unparalleled. Called and commissioned by the Lord as an Apostle, he breaks new grounds and plants churches. His focus is missions, global evangelism, revival and deliverance. They co-host "Moment of Freedom" a regular TV program on channel 20.He is married to Pastor Ann Excel and they are blessed with six children and a grandchild: Wisdom, Blessing, Bright, God'spower, Gospel and Freedom.He resides in New York with his wife and children.