Mark M. Yarbrough

Dr. Mark Yarbrough serves as the sixth President of Dallas Theological Seminary and is a professor of Bible Exposition. He has been in a variety of positions during his tenure at DTS: Research Assistant to the President, Executive Director of Information Technology, Associate Dean for External Education, Vice President for Communications, Academic Dean, and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

His undergraduate degree is from Dallas Christian College, where he was named Valedictorian and received the Delta Epsilon Chi Award. At DTS, where he received his ThM in 1996 and PhD in 2008, he was named Who’s Who and was a SCEC scholarship recipient.

Mark has co-authored and recorded multiple songs/albums and has presented at conferences on biblical and pastoral themes. He speaks at places such as Camp of the Woods, Maranatha Conference Center, Mount Hermon, and the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, Word of Life, and has been published in various magazines. Mark has written several books including How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor and the recently released Jonah: Beyond the Tale of a Whale .

Mark also serves as an elder at Centerpoint Church. He enjoys spending time with his family and following the Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers. He has been married for twenty-nine years to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, and they have four adult children and one son-in-law. They reside in Sunnyvale, Texas.

Mark M. Yarbrough’s Journal Articles

  • “Naomi in the Book of Ruth in Light of the Mosaic Covenant.” Bibliotheca Sacra (161:644). 2004. 413-31.
  • “The Meaning of Walking “In the Darkness” (1 John 1:6).” Bibliotheca Sacra (149:594). 1992. 214-22.
  • “Repentance in the Book of Acts in Light of Deuteronomy 30:1-6.” Michigan Theological Journal (1:1). 1990. 19-34.
  • “The Woman Caught in Adultery : A Test of Jesus As the Greater Prophet.” Bibliotheca Sacra (146:582). 1989. 171-84.

Mark M. Yarbrough’s Contributions

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Commemorating 9.11

On behalf of Dallas Theological Seminary, we pause to honor and commemorate the loss of so…
September 10, 2021

Ebenezer… and I Don't Mean Scrooge

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, president of DTS, begins the fall semester with a message on trust and…
August 24, 2021

Meet Mark Yarbrough, DTS's Sixth President

In July 2020, Mark Yarbrough stepped into the highest leadership position at Dallas Theological Seminary. Even…
April 26, 2021

The Inauguration Ceremony for Dr. Mark Yarbrough

On April 9, 2021, Dallas Theological Seminary, surrounded by friends and delegates from around the country,…
April 9, 2021

The Inauguration Banquet for Dr. Mark Yarbrough

Friends of the seminary, board member, fellow workers, and students came together on the evening of…
April 9, 2021
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing in front of podium while speaking at DTS Chapel

A Brief Statement on Anti-Asian and Pacific Islander Racism

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, DTS President, read the following statement in chapel:…
March 25, 2021
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A Prayer for President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and the New Administration of the United States of America

Dear Holy and Righteous God, We come to you today through the name of Christ our…
January 20, 2021
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Racism, Repentance, and Moving Forward in Hope: A Statement from Dallas Theological Seminary

* Dr. Mark Yarbrough, president of DTS, read the following statement in a chapel service on…
January 18, 2021

G50

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, president of DTS, opens the spring semester with a view of Joseph that…
January 12, 2021
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We Got a Job to Do

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, president of DTS and professor of Bible Exposition, begins the fall semester with…
August 25, 2020
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Prayer for Dr. Mark Yarbrough

Please join the DTS family in the prayerful commissioning of Dr. Mark Yarbrough as he becomes…
July 1, 2020
Dr. Bock with Dr. Mark Yarbrough recording The Table podcast

Lessons From Egypt

In this episode Drs. Darrell Bock and Mark Yarbrough tell Mikel Del Rosario about their trip…
June 30, 2020
Dr. Bock recording The Table podcast

Leadership in Uncertain Circumstances

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock, Mark Bailey, and Mark Yarborough discuss Christian leadership, focusing…
May 19, 2020
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing at a podium speaking at DTS Chapel

The Priority of Heaven

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, president-elect and VP of Academic Affairs, speaks about focusing our care and concern…
May 13, 2020
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

Cultural Engagement: Travel In Egypt

Mikel Del Rosario sits down with Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Mark Yarbrough to discuss the…
November 14, 2019
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing on stage speaking at DTS Preview Day

Why Seminary? Why DTS?

Dr Mark Yarbrough, vice president for Academic Affairs and professor of Bible Exposition, greets the prospective…
October 15, 2019
Dr. Yarbrough, Dr. Bailey, and Dr. Bock recording The Table podcast

The Relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament

In this episode, Drs. Mark Yarbrough, Darrell L. Bock, Mark Bailey, and Pastor Andy Stanley discuss…
October 16, 2018
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing on stage while speaking at DTS Chapel

We Will Remember

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, & Associate Professor of Bible Exposition…
November 10, 2017
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing in front of podium while speaking at DTS Chapel

Sheep and Their Shepherd

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, VP of Academic Affairs at DTS, highlights the relationship between God and his…
July 26, 2017

New Faces at DTS

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at DTS sits with some…
December 9, 2015
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Book Excerpt: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, VP for Academic Affairs at DTS, gives us a practical and entertaining exploration…
May 22, 2015

Israel in Scripture and the Promises of God

Drs. Mark Bailey, Mark Yarbrough and Darrell Bock discuss Israel in scripture and why it's important…
October 28, 2014
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing at a podium speaking at DTS Chapel

When the Heat is On

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, and Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition,…
January 15, 2014
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing at a podium speaking at DTS Chapel

When it all Falls Apart, Cry Out to God

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Academic Dean, Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition, DTS,…
January 16, 2013
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