He's a Pastor of Faith Christian Family Church in Panama City Beach, Florida. Bishop sits on the board of two for-profit businesses run by Kenneth Copeland.
"....Take the tragic case of the Rev. Markus Bishop, a minor-league televangelist in the making in ritzy Florida Bay County. ....
".....Granted most of the folks who attend Markus' church can't actually visit their pastor's home except in virtual reality or perhaps on Rev. Bishop's daily television program. Nor will they ever enjoy his tennis courts or swimming, watch some football on the gigantic plasma screen in his private home theatre. We're guessing that ain't many of his parishioners were invited fly on Rev. Bishop's Cessna Citation jet. It could be a simple matter of elbow room. How many folks CAN you squeeze into 10,500 square foot five bedroom six-bath home anyway? .....
"..... Now here's where it gets interesting. Florida County property appraiser Rick Barnett recently decided that Bishop's palatial is NOT eligible for tax exemption as a church parsonage of the Faith Christian Family Church of Panama City. Florida Bay County circuit Judge Glenn Hess ruled in December, 2005, upholding county appraiser Barnett's decision that the same mansion was not eligible for tax exemption as a religious building. Outraged! We're outraged, you hear? ....."
Summarized from the archives.wittenburgdoor.com article by Pete Evans, dated April 2007, titled "Loser of the Month Award: The Separation of Church and State"
"Pastor Markus Bishop surrendered to Bay County sheriff's investigators around 8:00 Tuesday morning, but Tuesday afternoon the 47-year-old was back to work at his Faith Christian Family Church. Sheriff's officials are charging the pastor with domestic battery against his wife, 42-year-old Margie Bishop. According to the incident report, the Bishops got into an argument in their home at the Exclusive Preserve on the night of Sunday March 16. That's when Margie Bishop claims her husband hit her with his fist. ....."
Summarized from the independentconservative.com article titled "Prominent Pastor Surrenders on Domestic Abuse Charges" (Dated March 28, 2008); Independent Conservative