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Dr. Mark Berry
Adjunct Professor
Mark.Berry@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Dr. Berry attended United Wesleyan College in Allentown, PA., receiving a B.S. degree in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education in 1982. He began graduate studies in Professional Counseling at Liberty University, and then completed a master's degree in Pastoral Counseling at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. Dr. Berry graduated from NOVA Southeastern University (NSU) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 2008 with a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Conflict Management. He is a member of Phi Gamma Sigma, an International Professional Society.

Dr. Mark D. Berry was born on the eastern shore of Virginia. His pastoral ministry spans  25 years as senior pastor of four churches in Pennsylvania and Alabama.

Dr. Berry has taught for Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) of Nampa, ID in their online module program and is an online adjunct professor for Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN, and Mid America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK. He has also taught for the Williamson Bible Institute on the Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Nazarene as well as the Alabama School of Ministry on the Alabama South/North Nazarene Districts. When Dr. Berry was assigned as the Nazarene Disaster Response (NDR) training coordinator he wrote training materials for Emergency Disaster Response and brought together a team of individuals to write two additional manuals for NDR training. Hence, his dissertation thesis  was, "A Development Plan for Domestic Disaster Response Training in the Church of the Nazarene." Before election, he was in the developmental stage of creating online Nazarene Disaster Response Training in cooperation with NNU, which would have been the first of its kind in any religious organization. Dr. Berry is an executive board member of A.L.C.A.P. and represents them on occasions as speaker for their yearly Alabama Legislative Breakfast attended by lobbyists, legislatures, congress persons, and senators.

Dr. Berry has had articles published in the "Holiness Today",  "The Preacher's Magazine", "Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Magazine", "Grace and Peace Magazine", and "Wheels of Grace". He was a seminar speaker for PALCON and the NMI General Convention. He has served at Trevecca Nazarene University as a Trustee and on the Executive Board. He served as coordinator for Nazarenes in military service at Fort Rucker Military Base in Alabama, and a chaplain for Workplace Ministries.

Dr. Berry enjoys golf, fishing, and hunting for relaxation and fellowship. He is proficient on the drums, enjoys trying to play the bass, attempts the guitar, and plays harmonica for his own enjoyment.

Dr. Berry took office on June 3, 2007 as district superintendent of the Alabama South District Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Berry and his wife reside in Prattville, Alabama.

 

I was raised in a Wesleyan (Protestant) parsonage. I had knowledge about Christianity through the church and Christian parents, but never made a personal decision to invite Jesus Christ to be part of my life. Then one day, I realized the verse in Romans 3:23 which stated that I was in need of the forgiveness of my sins. Revelations 3:20 informed me that Jesus was knocking on my heart's door and I needed to let him into my life. I invited Christ into my life by a simple prayer of faith and have never regretted the choice I made. My life has forever changed. After my conversion, there came the day that I acknowledged my need to give my all to Jesus Christ through the experience of Entire Sanctification or Heart Holiness. When I prayed for Him to fill me with his presence and I surrendered my will to His, God began to change the direction of my life. I had the power through Him to live the Christian life and to live victoriously over sin through His Holy Spirit. Should you desire to know more about Jesus Christ, I would be delighted to share with you this life-changing experience and encourage you to make the same choices I have made in life.