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Scott, Mark

Mark Scott

Faculty/Preaching and New Testament, Director of Preaching
Faculty Full-Time
Ext. 2723
Email: Scott.Mark@OCC.edu

Classes Taught:

  • Acts
  • Advanced Biblical Communication
  • Expository Preaching
  • Homiletics
  • Issues of Biblical Interpretation
  • Life of Christ
  • Mark
  • Matthew
  • Preaching Ministry: Field Experience
  • Principles of Interpretation
  • Speech
  • Study Skills
  • Timothy and Titus

Speaking Topics:

Mark can be scheduled to speak at your church or organization on the following topics:

  • Church Leadership
  • Elder Training
  • Ephesians
  • Gospels
  • Revivals and Evangelistic Meetings

View OCC's full list of available speakers and their topics!

Degrees Received:

  • Denver Seminary (D.Min.)--2006
  • Doctoral Thesis/Project: “The Self-Disclosure of the Preacher in the Sermon: Teaching Undergraduate Student Ministers to Disclose with Discretion.”
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (summer, 1988)
  • Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.Div.)--1983
  • Ozark Christian College (B.Th.)--graduated class orator, 1976
  • East High School--National Honor Society, 1971

Ministry/Job History:

  • Professor of Preaching and New Testament and Director of the Preaching Department at Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO.) -- 2014-present
  • Exposition and Leadership Pastor at Mountainview Community Christian Church in Highlands Ranch, CO. (south Denver) -- 2011-2014
  • Academic Dean at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri -- 1998-2011
  • Taught New Testament and Preaching at OCC -- 1983 to 2011
  • Preaching Minister at South Fork Church of Christ, Rochester, Il -- 1976-1983
  • Preaching Minister (student ministry) at Granby Christian Church, Granby, MO -- 1972-1976
  • Interim Preaching Minister at Arlington Church of Christ, Arlington, IA -- Summer, 1972
  • Ministry Abroad: Barbados (1987), Scotland (1988), British Columbia, Canada (1990) Santiago, Chile (1993), Ontario, Canada (1994 & 2001), Alberta, Canada (1995), Israel (2000), Germany (2000, 2006), Caracas, Venezuela (2008), Pauline Cities Trip to Turkey, Greece, and Rome (2009), Ukraine (2012), Israel (2016).
  • Preaching and Teaching: Spoken for CIY since 1985 at MOVE Conferences and other youth events. NACC in 1990,1996, 1999, 2006, 2008, 2012, and 2013. State Conventions in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Dakota, Eastern, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, and Wisconsin. National Missionary Convention in 2001 and 2006.

Writings and Publications:

  • "Reflections" in Christian Standard
  • Lamp devotionals from Acts and Nehemiah
  • "Biblical Preaching" (chapter) in The Mind of Christ (College Press)
  • "Christian Love" (chapter) in Essentials of Christian Practice (College Press)
  • Sermons On the Gospels (Standard Publishing)
  • "Cracking the Door" (chapter) in Preaching Through Tears
  • two articles on "Worship" in the March 5 & 12, 2000, Lookout
  • a chapter on the Beatitudes, "Blessings," in The Preacher's Teacher
  • a tribute to Seth Wilson in College Faith
  • helped edit A Humble Defense (College Press)
  • co-authored Letting the Text Win (College Press, 2014)
  • Various other articles
  • Weekly column for The Lookout

Organizational Memberships:

  • Academy of Homiletics (former member)
  • Evangelical Homiletical Society (former member)
  • Evangelical Theological Society (attend)

Personal Information:

Married Carla Parker Dec. 18, 1972.  Four children:  Casey - married to Debbe, Corey - married to Leah, Annie - married to Michael, and Allison.  Ten grandchildren:  Emma, Eli, Ethan, Kaylee, Eden, Eryn, Bentley, Kasen, Bowen, Evan, Caleb, and Ezra.