Mark Dever

Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Since his ordination to the ministry in 1985, Dr. Dever has served on the pastoral staffs of four churches, the second being a church he planted in Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Washington in 1994, Dr. Dever taught for the faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University while serving two years as an associate pastor of Eden Baptist Church.

In an effort to build biblically faithful churches in America, Dr. Dever serves as the executive director for 9Marks (formerly The Center for Church Reform, CCR) in Washington, D.C. 9Marks encourages pastors of local churches look to the Bible for instruction on how to organize and lead their churches. Dr. Dever currently serves as a trustee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; he also serves as a member of the board, vice-chairman, and chairman of the Forum for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

Dr. Dever received his Doctor of Philosophy in ecclesiastical history from Cambridge University. He also has a Master of Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity, summa cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Duke University.

He and his wife Connie live and minister with their son, Nathan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


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Books by Mark Dever

46317: Nine Marks of a Healthy Church, Expanded EditionNine Marks of a Healthy Church
By Mark Dever

Some churches are thriving, while others are barely surviving. What distinguishes a healthy community from one that's ailing? In this expanded edition of his classic study, Dever identifies nine marks that set a vigorous, biblical congregation apart, including expository preaching, biblical theology, concern for discipleship and growth, biblical church leadership, and more.


47389: The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the GospelThe Deliberate Church
By Mark Dever & Paul Alexander

Pastors Mark Dever and Paul Alexander provide a model of a biblical church in this resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church. This highly practical book proposes an attitude of complete reliance on and submission to the Gospel in building a healthy church.


526144: The Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and ApostolicThe Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic
By Mark E. Dever

Three pastor-scholars explore the meaning for evangelicals today of the Nicene Creed's affirmation of the church as "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic." Their desire is that we may love Christ more by loving His church, serve Him better by serving His body, and realize more fully our union with Him through fellowship with His people.


433312: Elders in Congregational Life: Discovering the Biblical Model for Church LeadershipElders in Congregational Life
By Phil A. Newton, Mark Dever

In this book, experienced pastor, Phil Newton, examines this biblical model of leadership by explaining the necessity of elder plurality and how it functions in a congregational setting. Newton presents the history of elder plurality in Baptist life from personal experience, expounds three biblical texts to shed light on the New Testament model for spiritual leaders, and provides answers to commonly asked questions.


47163: The Message of the New Testament: Promises KeptThe Message of the New Testament
By Mark Dever

The New Testament is the story of how all the promises made by God in the Old Testament were kept and what that means for us today. Mark Dever surveys the historical context, organization, and theology of each New Testament book, in light of God's Old Testament promises. His message is that of the New Testament itself, one of hope fulfilled.


47171: The Message of the Old Testament: Promises MadeThe Message of the Old Testament
By Mark Dever

The Old Testament is the story of God's promises to His people. Throughout its pages the reader can find promise after promise from God, all of which are fulfilled in the New Testament--in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Mark Dever introduces readers to the Old Testament as a glorious whole so that they are able to see the big picture of the majesty of God and the wonder of His promises.


46576: Richard SibbesRichard Sibbes
By Mark E. Dever

Mark Dever does a scintillating and penetrating study of the life of Sibbes. His sensitive and surefooted expostion of Sibbes's theological postion is fresh and he portrays Sibbes as "one of the last great Reformed preachers of England to believe in theory and know in practice an officially undivided covenant community." He brings to his expostion of Sibbes's subtle and highly personal practical divinity a wide and deep acquaintance with sixteenth and seventeenth-century Reformed theology, but also a sensibility which is warmly sympathetic to the nuances of Sibbes's writing while remaining sharply and critically alert.

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