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    130 Essex Street
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    1 (800) 428-7329
    Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Dr. Mark Harden

  • Dean of Boston Campus; Associate Professor of Community Development and Outreach

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Oakland University)
  • M.A. (Northern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Michigan State University)


Dr. Harden brings to his current position visionary leadership and more than 20 years of combined leadership experience in community service ministry and graduate theological education, as well as international and cross-cultural experience in Croatia and South Africa.

For 10 years, he served with distinction at Bethel Seminary, most recently as Dean of Intercultural Relations, Degree Program Director, and Lead Faculty Instructor for Bethel Seminary’s Community Ministry Leadership program. In addition, he has more than 10 years of teaching experience at Bethel Seminary and other schools and has won a number of academic awards.

In addition, Dr. Harden has more than a decade and a half of professional service experience, most recently as Interim Executive Director and Founder of a citywide collaborative ministry of churches and missions agencies in Detroit, MI.

An ordained Baptist minister, Dr. Harden has served in various pastoral roles since 1983, most recently as Associate Minister of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN. He has also been involved in curriculum development and is an experienced speaker both nationally and in Croatia and South Africa. His professional memberships include the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research, and the Christian Community Development Association.