Mark Farnham, PhD

Program Director, MABS in Christian Apologetics

717-560-8200 ext: 5553

Dr. Mark Farnham has been training future pastors for more than fifteen years at the undergraduate and seminary level. He was born and raised in western Connecticut, and knew he wanted to be a pastor by the time he was twelve years old. After seminary he led the revitalization of an urban church in New London, CT for seven years as the senior pastor. Since that time he has taught Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Ethics, and Church History in seminary, and Pastoral Studies at LBC. He is also the Founder and Director of Apologetics for the Church, a local church training ministry dedicated to equipping the average church member to effectively defend and share the Christian faith. He earned the PhD in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary and a ThM in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He loves preparing future pastors and watching God move them into positions of service in the local church for the glory of God and the shepherding of His flock. He blogs at

  • Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian (Deep River Books, 2019)
  • Defending and Commending Your Faith, A High School Apologetics Curriculum (Positive Action for Christ Publishers, forthcoming)
  • PhD in Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • ThM in New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

“Young pastors face a far more complex world than previous generations, so be sure you get the best possible preparation for ministry.” — Dr. Farnham

Fun Fact

Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, travel, history, New England sports teams


Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:28-29 (ESV)