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Mark Hopkins

Senior Associate Professor of Leadership, Director Emeritus MA of Global Leadership and Doctor of Intercultural Studies

BA, University of Texas
MAR, Harding University
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

MC502: Becoming a Missional Church

MC506: Leading a Missional Church

ML581: Developing Your Learning Plan

ML582: Character, Community, and Leadership

ML583: Global Leadership: Implications for Ministry

MP520: Contemporary Culture in Missiological Perspective

MT500: Biblical Theology of Mission

MT520: Biblical Foundations of Mission

MB769: Research Design

MB774: Studying Contexts

MI772: Missiological Integration Seminar

Areas of Expertise

Leadership, postmodern mission, missional ecclesiology


Mark Hopkins, who joined Fuller in 2001, is director emeritus of the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL) and the Doctor of Intercultural Studies programs and senior associate professor of leadership in the School of Intercultural Studies. He has a strong desire to see the church more effectively engage contemporary Western culture.

Prior to his current roles, Hopkins was administrative director for the Master of Arts in Global Leadership, Fuller’s first online degree program, enabling men and women in Christian leadership around the world to stay fully engaged in their ministries while studying primarily online.

A scholar in the areas of leadership, postmodern mission, and missional ecclesiology, Hopkins has taught courses at both Pepperdine University and Fuller, primarily in the areas of leadership and of Christianity and culture. He has also pastored with local congregations for 17 years, ministering in New York, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and California. In addition, Hopkins participated in three church-planting campaigns—serving as director of one—in Irkutsk, St. Petersburg, and Samara, Russia, during the mid-1990s.