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Mark Hopkins

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

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

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 senior associate professor of leadership and director emeritus, MA in global leadership and doctor of intercultural studies in the School of Mission and Theology. He has a strong desire to see the church more effectively engage contemporary Western culture.

Prior to the roles mentioned above, Dr. Hopkins was administrative director for the Master of Arts in Global Leadership (MAGL), 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.