Dr. Mark Young is a theological educator and pastoral leader with over 35 years of global ministry experience. Prior to becoming president of Denver Seminary in 2009, he served as professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) from 1995-2009. He also held a variety of pastoral roles at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, from 2000-2009. His life passion is to align all that he is and all that he does with the eternal purpose of God—that all people in all places worship Him alone.
Mark has a ThM in New Testament Literature and Exegesis from DTS and a PhD in Educational Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has travelled extensively, both domestically and internationally, as a teacher, consultant and missions leader, and he has written and spoken on issues in theological education and mission for numerous international symposia and conferences.
Mark and his wife, Priscilla, were involved in theological training and local church ministry with WorldVenture in Eastern Europe for 14 years. They lived in Vienna, Austria, for four years while ministering throughout the former Soviet bloc. They relocated to Poland and experienced firsthand the world-changing events of 1989. Mark was the founding academic dean of Evangelical Theological Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.
Mark and Priscilla have been married for 35 years. They have three grown children and four delightful grandchildren. They are grateful for many opportunities to travel and minister together and love adding new countries to their growing list of “places we’ve been.” Meeting and engaging with believers all over the world brings great joy!