Dr. Mark Meyer serves as the Director of the PhD in Biblical Studies program. Dr. Meyer initially served the Lord in the field of engineering prior to his call to full-time Christian ministry. After earning his BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, he went on to complete the MS in Electrical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University while also pursuing the MDiv degree at Capital Bible Seminary. During his time working as an engineer for the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, he completed the MA and PhD in Semitic Languages and Literatures at Catholic University. Dr. Meyer also completed studies in Israel with Jerusalem University College, focusing on the historical and geographical settings of the Bible and the life and times of Jesus. He is the author of A Comparative Dialectical Study of Genitive Constructions in Aramaic Translations of Exodus, and he recently translated the book of Exodus from the Syriac Peshitta into English for The Antioch Bible Set.
In addition to serving as the director, Dr. Meyer teaches a number of courses in the program. His area of expertise is the biblical languages and the languages of the Ancient Near Eastern cultures which surrounded the nation of Israel during both the Old and New Testament periods. In addition to his facility with Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, Dr. Meyer is conversant in Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Syriac. With this unique skill set, Dr. Meyer brings the ancient world of the Bible to life for students in courses like BIB903 OT Backgrounds, BIB905 OT Exegesis, and BIB911 New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Additionally, he teaches BIB901 Advanced Biblical Research & Writing and BIB907 Reading French. Dr. Meyer is passionate about equipping students with even greater ministry and teaching skills as they pursue a deeper understanding of the Word of God through the study of the original languages, cultures, and literatures that serve as the foundations of Scripture. His door is always open to his students, and his ready words of encouragement always point them to the Lord.
Dr. Meyer is married to his college sweetheart, Karen. While he is passionate about teaching seminary students, he and Karen also have a great love for the local church and especially for international congregations. They have served side by side in a wide variety of these ministries from the time they first met in college, beginning with their ministry with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of North Carolina State University. An ordained minister since 1993, Dr. Meyer has also served as the English Pastor for Korean and Chinese congregations and as a pastor and elder in other churches. He currently preaches and teaches in a number of local churches, including Hengtong Church in Baltimore and The Light of Life, a Chinese congregation which meets in the chapel of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Meyer and his wife reside in Columbia, Maryland.
“I aim to see each student equipped, enlightened and strengthened for their high calling to ministry.” — Dr. Meyer