Meet Our Team

Mark Farnham, PhD

Professor, MA in Christian Apologetics Program Director

Department: Bible & Theology

Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Mark Farnham has been teaching for over twenty years at the undergraduate and seminary level. He was born and raised in western Connecticut and met his wife in high school. After seminary, he led the revitalization of an urban church in New London, Conn., for seven years as the senior pastor. Since that time, he has taught Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Ethics and Church History.

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 is a kidney-transplant recipient and cancer-survivor and is especially interested in the field of medical ethics.

His publications include Every Believer Confident: Apologetics for the Ordinary Christian (Deep River, 2019), Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas (Kregel, 2021) and the high school and church curriculum, Approachable Apologetics: Sharing and Defending Your Faith (Positive Action for Christ, 2022). He blogs at www.apologeticsforthechurch.org.

Education:

PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary, Apologetics
ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, New Testament
MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Pastoral Ministry
BA, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Pastoral Studies

Advice:

“We will only be able to fulfill our calling to always be prepared to make a defense for the reason for the hope within us if we diligently devote ourselves to preparation.” — Dr. Farnham

Fun Fact:

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

Verse:

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)