Dr. Mark Wells

Professor of Bible and Ministry
Chair, Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression

Dr. Mark Wells

Dr. Mark Wells is a graduate of Friends University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Theology), and Baylor University (Ph.D.).

He came to Montreat College in August 2006 with several years of experience teaching philosophy, ethics, theology, and leadership studies, and is currently working on a book of essays on Christ-centered servant-leadership. His philosophical and theological interests include classical philosophy, apologetics, ontology, the theology of worship, and theological anthropology. Dr. Wells is keenly interested in the theology of Dietrich Bonheoffer and the Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth. He spent the summer of 2007 on a fellowship as a visiting scholar at St. Olaf College studying and writing on the works of Soren Kierkegaard. He has also done a great deal of work on the early Church Fathers and creeds of Christendom.

Dr. Wells grew up in Seattle, Washington and he comes from a large family—three brothers and three sisters—so family is very important to him. Married to his wife, Julie, in 1993, he now has two boys—Austin and Caleb. In his spare time, Dr. Wells enjoys running, singing, soccer, hiking, and reading classic novels, and attending concerts, ballets, operas, and sporting events.


Wells, Mark A. and W.B. Faircloth. “The Psychology of the Eternal in Kierkegaard’s Sickness Unto Death.” Christian Scholar’s Review (in preparation).

Wells, Mark A. “The Necessity of a Christocentric Anthropology for Christian Psychology: Reflections on Ray Anderson’s Doctrine of Humanity.” Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology 1.2 (2008): 57-64.