Mark Dever

Mark Dever serves as the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Since his ordination to the ministry in 1985, Dr. Dever has served on the pastoral staffs of four churches, the second being a church he planted in Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Washington in 1994, Dr. Dever taught for the faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University while serving two years as an associate pastor of Eden Baptist Church. [1]

In an effort to build biblically faithful churches in America, Dr. Dever serves as the executive director for 9Marks (formerly The Center for Church Reform, CCR) in Washington, D.C. 9Marks encourages pastors of local churches to look to the Bible for instruction on how to organize and lead their churches. Dr. Dever also teaches periodically at various conferences, speaking everywhere from South Africa and Brazil to the United Kingdom and Alabama. Feeling a deep burden for student ministry, Dr. Dever often addresses student ministry groups at campuses throughout the country. He has also taught at a number of seminaries, including Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Dever's scholarly interests include Puritanism and ecclesiology. [2]

Together For the Gospel

The other men involved in Together For the Gospel credit Mark with being the catalyst who forged the unlikely alliance based on real friendships. He is felt by many to have a unique ability to strike up a warm relationship with people from different perspectives to himself. Having befriended each of the other men himself, it was Mark Dever who introduced them to each other.


  • With Graeme Goldsworthy, Message of the Old Testament: Promises Made (Crossway, 2006)
  • With John MacArthur, The Message of the New Testament: Promises Kept (Crossway, 2005)
  • Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel (Crossway, 2005)
  • Polity; Biblical Arguments on How to Conduct Church Life (Center for Church Reform, 2005) ISBN 0970125216
  • Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (Crossway, 2004)
  • Richard Sibbes: Puritanism and Calvinism in Late Elizabethan and Early Stuart England (Mercer University Press, 2000)


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