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Monday, November 07, 2005

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About Mark

The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a pastor, author, speaker and blogger. Since 1991 he has been the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Irvine, California (a city in Orange County about forty miles south of Los Angeles). Before coming to Irvine, Mark served on the staff of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood as Pastor of Education.

Mark studied at Harvard University, receiving a B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in the Study of Religion, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins. He teaches classes in New Testament for Fuller Theological Seminary and San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Mark has written several books, including Dare to Be True (WaterBrook, 2003), Jesus Revealed (WaterBrook, 2002), After "I Believe" (Baker, 2002), and Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Word, 1993). His most recent book is No Holds Barred: Wrestling with God in Prayer (WaterBrook, 2005). Mark serves on the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine, where he publishes articles and reviews, including his regular column "Lyrical Poetry." He often speaks for churches and other Christian groups, and has been interviewed on over fifty radio programs nationwide.

Mark is married to Linda, and they have two children.

Mark's Dossier

Professional History:
Senior Pastor Irvine Presbyterian Church, June 1991 to present.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Fuller Theological Seminary, 1994 to present.
Courses: New Testament Theology and Exegesis.
Adjunct Instructor San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1995 to present.
Courses: New Testament Greek and Exegesis.
Pastor of Education First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1987-1991.
Teaching Fellow Harvard University, 1980-1983.

Ph.D. in the Study of Religion. Harvard University, 1992.
Area: New Testament and Christian Origins
M. A. in the Study of Religion Harvard University, 1984.
A. B. magna cum laude in Philosophy Harvard University, 1979.
Phi Beta Kappa; Danforth Fellowship


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