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Mark Lowry is a renowned American Christian singer, songwriter, author, and comedian. You may know him from his days as a member of the American southern gospel group, the Gaither Vocal Band.
What you may not know is that he’s also the co-writer of the popular Christmas song “Mary, Did You Know.”
Over the years, the American singer has diversified his career. Not only does he write and sing beautiful songs, but he’s also a comedian and author.
Lowry’s success has made him the subject of public scrutiny, with many speculating about what goes on in his life behind close doors.
Many have questioned his sexuality. And perhaps for good reason.
But is Mark Lowry really gay? Why does the public think he might be into men? Has he said anything about this rumor?
All these and more are what we’ll discuss in this article. But first, let’s learn a little bit more about this talented singer-songwriter.
Early Life and Career
Mark Alan Lowry, popularly called Mark Lowry, was born on June 24, 1958, in Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States. Growing up, the talented Christian singer never wanted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
His journey into music began when he was in university – Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia (formerly known as Liberty Baptist College). He was there from 1975 to 1980.
At Liberty university, he joined the school evangelistic team, where he began singing. Incidentally, his career as a comedian also sprouted from there.
While performing in school, the multi-talented singer would do a monologue while waiting for a change of soundtrack. He then realized that the audience seemed to enjoy his monologues, always laughing as he did them.
According to Lowry, “Those few seconds of “dead air” can feel like hours when you’re on stage facing a crowd – so, to fill time, I’d start talking about my life and my testimony. People would laugh, and I finally realized I was on to something.”
Realizing this, he decided to pursue a career in comedy. In his comedic performance, Lowry often uses his childhood memories and talks about his experience with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Mark Lowry is also a Youtuber. His Youtube channel has more than 130 thousand subscribers.
According to him, his youtube channel is a platform where viewers can watch him as he explores life, God, haircuts, M&Ms, and anything else that pops into his mind.
In addition to being a Youtuber, Mark Lowry is also an author and has published five books so far.
To date, and regardless of his age, the 64-year-old American singer is still touring the United States, putting smiles on people’s faces through his comedy concerts. Lowry has also not backed down on recording and performing music.
He is also still very active on Youtube and his other social media accounts (Twitter and Instagram).
Rumor of Being Gay
It’s not new information that some celebrities prefer to be discreet about their personal life, especially their romantic relationships. And that has seemed to be the case with Mark Lowry.
This has, however, not stopped the public from wondering about Lowry’s relationship status and sexuality.
In January 2009, Lowry confirmed his marital status during an interview with Modbee. When asked about his marital status and children, the American comedian replied that he had never gotten married and had no children.
In his own words, “No, I never did get married. You’ve got to learn to live with the cards you’re dealt. (The apostle) Paul was right; there’s something positive about staying single,” he told Modbee.
The fact that he’s still unmarried at his age is one of the primary reasons many assume Lowry to be gay. At 64, people cannot just fathom any other explanation for why he’s never married other than him being gay.
Also, in 2011, one of his Twitter followers directly asked him if he was gay. The gospel singer did not respond to this question.
Naturally, this only fueled the rumors, with people assuming that his failure to respond meant that he was indeed gay.
So Is the Rumor True?
Ever since the rumors started, the gospel singer has never accepted being homosexual. And for this reason, we cannot say the speculations are true.
Until Lowry publicly addresses this, every belief or “evidence” that points to him being gay remains mere speculations and rumors.
Also, there’s been many reports that presume that he’s in a relationship with a fellow Christian comedian, Chonda Pierce. If this rumor is true, then it’d obviously mean that Mark Lowry is into women and not men.
Mark Lowry’s Relationship with Chonda Pierce
Mark Lowry is one of the celebrities people know little or nothing about his love life. However, over the years, the American singer has been said to be in a romantic relationship with longtime friend and fellow Christian comedian Chonda Pierce.
Chonda Pierce was the wife of the late author David Pierce who died in July 2014 due to a severe heart attack and stroke.
On October 15, 2013, Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce were spotted together on the red carpet at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. At the event, the two Christian comedians described each other as “good friends.”
Two years later, the two comedians sparked relationship rumors. This happened when Chonda Pierce shared goofy photos of herself and Lowry hanging out together on her Facebook page on March 20, 2015.
She also tweeted about the date on her Twitter page. “First date in 35 years!!! My best friend helped me break the ice!! Guess who this handsome man is!??!!?? Yep!! MARK LOWRY!!!!” she tweeted.
To date, Lowry has not addressed the dating rumors. Pierce, on the other hand, in an interview with Quad-City Times, said that she didn’t think that two comedians dating was a good idea.
According to her, it would be a “spontaneous combustion.”
But the two friends are still seen together making videos for Mark Lowry’s Youtube channel.
Mark Lowry not getting married should not be a yardstick to tag him as gay. He probably has his personal reasons for remaining single.
Perhaps, he just hasn’t met the right person yet.
So is Mark Lowry gay? From every indication, the Christian singer isn’t.