Like so many jazz and blues singers in North America, Marcus' roots began in the church and with Gospel Music. Whether singing solo or as part of the choir, it was clear to all who heard him that Marcus was meant to sing. Eventually, after 10 years working and traveling the world in the Mission Field, Marcus made Vancouver his home. Here he gave his debut performance, on the legitimate stage, in Vancouverísí longest running musical revue "Ain't Misbehavin." Marcus created, directed and performed in "Itís Time To Sing," a chronology of Black Gospel music starting from Slavery to the present time. He was nominated for a "Jesse" award for best performance in a musical. Another highlight in Marcusí stage career was a fifteen-month tour with Liventsí production of Show Boat. He is currently kept very busy as the co-director of the Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir.