W. Mark Bassett was born in Carmichael, California, on August 14, 1966. He married Angela Brasher in December 1989. They are the parents of five children.
He attended Brigham Young University and in 1991 received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
He has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Guatemala Guatemala City mission, ward Young Men president, bishop, stake president, president of the Arizona Mesa Mission from 2007 to 2010, and Area Seventy.
At the time of his call, Elder W. Mark Bassett had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the North America West Area. He is currently serving as an Assistant Director of the Missionary Department and as a member of the North America Northeast Area Presidency.
Upon graduating, he began his career in the wholesale auto auction industry. During most of his professional career, he functioned as owner and CFO of West Coast Auto Auctions, Inc., operating automobile auctions throughout California, Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho.