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Mark Ryan

Mark Ryan

Associate Professor of Congregational Theology and Cultural Apologetics, Missional Training Center – Phoenix


Doctor of Ministry in Cultural Apologetics and Communication, Covenant Theological Seminary (2021)

Master of Divinity in Interdisciplinary Studies, Trinity Theological Seminary and University of Liverpool (2003)

Master of Theological Studies, Christianity and Contemporary Culture, Covenant Theological Seminary (1999)

DIP in Pastoral Theology, Presbyterian Theological College and Australian College of Theology (1996)

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Harvest Bible College (1996)


Mark is a pastor, evangelist, and apologist, currently serving as the Executive Director of Sage Christianity. He previously served as the Director of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Seminary after pastoring congregations in the United States, and in his home country of Australia. 

Mark spent numerous years working with L’Abri Fellowship in Boston and Vancouver, ministering to people investigating the truth claims of the Bible. L’Abri, French for “the shelter”, is the ministry begun by Francis and Edith Schaeffer to meaningfully engage with those seeking answers to questions about Christianity. Mark and his wife Terri are known for the way they open their lives and their home to those who question God, are done with church, feel at a loss with faith, or feel curious but suspicious about Christianity,

Presently, Mark splits his time between St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives and serves Sage Christianity as well as several other local apologetics ministries, and Phoenix, Arizona, where he teaches theology and cultural studies at the Missional Training Center (MTC), an extension site of Calvin Seminary.  

Mark has been married to Terri since 1996. They have three children.