From a very early age, Marc felt the need to help hurting people, and his call to ministry came while he was a high school student. He graduated from Lee University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and received an M.Div. from Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 1987. For Marc’s internship at the PTS, he went to the Manila WEAC Center in the Philippines. It was then he felt a specific burden to become a missionary to the Filipino people.
In 1989, Marc married Marilen whom he met at Word for the World Fellowship. She is a graduate of Assumption College in Manila. The couple served as directors of the WEAC Center where the most significant ministry, at that time, was the medical team that ministered medically to over 16,000, with over 4,000 coming to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
The Morrises founded Samaritan’s Place in Silang Cavite, Philippines, in 1998, which provides food and shelter for Filipino children, and is now an accredited and licensed institution for the adoption of Filipino orphans. In January this past year, SP received the “Best Child Caring Agency” award from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Marc is a member of the Church of God World Missions Board, and chairman of the Board for the Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM) in Manila.
In 2004, Marc stated: “My passion for ministry has always been to facilitate people in their gifts for ministry and to establish/operate benevolent ministry programs. I want to continue coordinating international short-term missions teams to encourage our national churches and ministries, to administrate medical missions and residential care/adoption placement for children, and to serve as a consultant/counselor for leaders and ministers.”
It appears Marc has been true to his passion.