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Mark L. Bailey

Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, President, 1985—

AA, Maricopa Technical College, 1970; BA, Southwestern College, 1972; MDiv, Western Seminary, 1975; ThM, 1977; PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1997; DD, Dallas Baptist University, 2006.

Dr. Bailey assumed the Seminary’s presidency after years of service as both a professor in the Bible Exposition department and as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. In addition to his years at Dallas Seminary, he has pastored various churches in Arizona and Texas. He was a seminar instructor for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries for twenty years and is in demand for Bible conferences and other preaching engagements. His overseas ministries have included Venezuela, Argentina, Hungary, and China. He is also a regular tour leader in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Rome. His board service includes Bible Study Fellowship, Insight for Living, Jews for Jesus, and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.

Mark L. Bailey
  • BE101 - Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics
  • BE105 - The Gospels
  • BE445 - The Gospel of John
  • BE515 - The Parables of Christ
  • DM625 - Discipleship Dynamics
DTS Heritage Week: A Joy-Filled Ministry 08/25/2015 On the Way to the Day of Christ 06/24/2015 Day At DTS 04/10/2015 Trusting in a Faithful God 01/13/2015
Israel in Scripture and the Promises of God 10/28/2014 The Glory of God and the Mission of DTS 08/26/2014 The Great Communion 07/16/2014 Day At DTS 04/11/2014
The Paradox of Sacrifice and Service 01/14/2014 DTS Ground Breaking Ceremony 10/18/2013 Historical Adam in the New Testament 09/24/2013 Historical Adam in the Old Testament and Early Judaism 09/17/2013
Interview with Dr. Donald Campbell and Dr. Dwight Pentecost 08/28/2013 Welcome to a Construction Zone 08/27/2013 Supreme Court Cases on Same-Sex Marriage: Where the Church Goes from Here 07/02/2013 Challenges of Bible Translation in Muslim Cultures 04/16/2013
General Issues in Bible Translation 04/09/2013 The Sufferings of Christ 03/26/2013 Leaving a Legacy with "Prof" Howard Hendricks 02/26/2013 Practical Ways to Culturally Engage 02/19/2013
Importance of Tone in Cultural Confrontations 02/12/2013 Defining Culture with a Worldwide Perspective 02/05/2013 Understanding Islam in the West 01/29/2013 A Great Place to Start 01/15/2013
Day at DTS: How to Rightly Think about the Will of God 11/02/2012 Personal Goals for the Initiative 10/24/2012 Tone and Goals for this Initiative 10/17/2012 Need for this Initiative at this Time 10/10/2012
Importance of this Initiative at DTS 10/03/2012 Second Story Living and Seminary Vision Quest 08/28/2012 Olympic Spiritual Development 08/08/2012 Focus Day @ DTS: Gatekeepers of the Heart 04/13/2012
The Roles of a Christian Ambassador 01/17/2012 Joseph: The Forgotten Figure of the Nativity 12/14/2011 Focus Day at DTS 10/14/2011 Our Riches in Christ 08/30/2011
The Consequences of Our Actions 07/20/2011 Commencement Chapel 2011 05/06/2011 God's Plans for Egypt Before Peace Comes to the Middle East 03/03/2011 Warnings in Practicing Righteousness 01/11/2011
God's Answer to an Unsatisfactory Life 10/15/2010 Defragmenting Your Seminary Experience 08/24/2010 Teamwork 03/04/2010 Dispensational Expressions of Worship 01/12/2010
Evangelicalism in a Non-Evangelical World 11/09/2009 The Mining Shaft of Refinement 10/16/2009 Ministry in a Messy World 08/25/2009 Your #1 Sin 08/05/2009
Essentiality of Turtle-lifters 07/15/2009 Christian Cultural Engagement 04/20/2009 Effective Spiritual Leadership 03/05/2009 Nine Things to Remember in the New Year 01/13/2009
Representing God in Our Culture 11/14/2008 The Centrality of Christ 08/26/2008 Jewish Evangelism Today 05/01/2008 Leaving a Legacy 04/10/2008
Jesus and His Dysfunctional Family 03/06/2008 Preventing Divorce 02/18/2008 "So What?" Panel Discussion 01/24/2008 First Thoughts For a New Semester 01/15/2008
Keeping the Charisma in Your Ministry 11/02/2007 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (3 of 3) 10/15/2007 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (2 of 3) 10/08/2007 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (1 of 3) 10/01/2007
3 Potholes to Avoid in Your Seminary Training 08/28/2007 Key Topics in the Emerging Church (3 of 3) 04/24/2007 Key Topics in the Emerging Church (2 of 3) 04/17/2007 Key Topics in the Emerging Church (1 of 3) 04/10/2007
Following in His Steps 03/01/2007 Critical Components for a Contemporary Ministry 01/16/2007 Listen Up 11/03/2006 Mentors and Ministry 08/29/2006
The Emerging Church Movement (3 of 3) 06/01/2006 The Emerging Church Movement (2 of 3) 05/31/2006 The Emerging Church Movement (1 of 3) 05/30/2006 The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (3 of 3) 05/01/2006
The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (2 of 3) 04/30/2006 The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (1 of 3) 04/29/2006 Praise for the Provision of God 01/17/2006 Christianity and Islam 11/08/2005
What Katrina Has Taught Us about the Church 11/01/2005 Frustrations to Following Christ 10/14/2005 Trusting in Times of Trouble 08/30/2005 A Journey with Joseph 03/04/2005
Remembering and Responding to God 01/11/2005 Worthy of Praise 11/12/2004 Your Work as Worship 08/24/2004 The Da Vinci Code (3 of 3) 06/17/2004
The Da Vinci Code (2 of 3) 06/16/2004 The Da Vinci Code (1 of 3) 06/15/2004 Who Really Killed Jesus? 03/04/2004 God is Holy 11/14/2003
The Fear of a Forgetful God 10/17/2003 Ministry With Integrity 08/26/2003 Psalm 145: The Greatness and Grace of God 03/07/2003 Partners in Ministry 03/04/2003
The Appraisal of Two Houses 01/14/2003 Spiritual Transformation 08/01/2002
  1. Bailey, Mark L., "Training You Can Trust." Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 637 (2003). 13-22.
  2. Bailey, Mark L., "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 449-459.
  3. Bailey, Mark L., "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 266-279.
  4. Bailey, Mark L., "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 172-188.
  5. Bailey, Mark L., "The Kingdom in the Parables of Matthew 13." Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 29-38.

Academic Interests

  • The Gospels
  • Bible study methods
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership