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

Dr. Bock recording The Table podcast

Personal Goals for the Initiative

Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, and Dr. Darrell Bock discuss the goals of DTS's new…
October 24, 2012
Dr. Yarbrough recording The Table podcast

Tone and Goals for this Initiative

Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, and Dr. Darrell Bock discuss the nature of cultural engagement…
October 17, 2012
Dr. Bailey recording The Table podcast

Need for this Initiative at this Time

Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, and Dr. Darrell Bock develop the rationale for addressing cultural…
October 10, 2012
Dr. Bock, Dr. Yarbrough, and Dr. Bailey recording The Table podcast

Importance of this Initiative at DTS

Dr. Mark Bailey, Dr. Mark Yarbrough, and Dr. Darrell Bock introduce the new DTS Cultural Engagement…
October 3, 2012
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing at a podium speaking at DTS Chapel

Trusting God with a Humble Heart

Dr. Mark Yarbrough, executive director of Communications at DTS, reminds us to remember the basics in…
August 6, 2008
Dr. Mark Yarbrough standing at a podium speaking at DTS Chapel

You're Out . . . You didn't Touch First Base!

Mr. Mark Yarbrough, Executive Director of Communications, proposes the right response for people facing difficult circumstances.
April 10, 2007
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