Faculty/Staff Directory

Mark G. Harden, PhD

Executive Director, The Gospel Initiative

Dr. Mark G. Harden comes to Denver Seminary with a variety of experiences in theological education, including having served as lead faculty, program director, academic dean, and president. He is an ordained Baptist pastor and holds Masters of Arts degrees in theology and ministry studies, from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and Marygrove College, respectively, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Michigan State University.

Dr. Harden is a practical theologian with broad experience in community development, evangelism, mission and local church ministry. Specializing in family and child ecology, he has also worked with several faith-based, nonprofit, and international agencies. His teaching and research topics include ministry in the context of race, class, and poverty, as well as intercultural and social competence, and organizational development.

Dr. Harden has held human service certifications in law enforcement, in addition to various certifications from the U.S. Department of Education, National School Safety Center, and the Institute for Intercultural Communications. He is married to Sharon Harden. They are the parents of four grown children.