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Mark Hopkins

Director, Master of Arts in Global Leadership and Doctor of Missiology and Assistant Professor of Leadership
School of Intercultural Studies

Role in MAGL

As director of these in-service degree programs, I am responsible for the development of new courses and degree program curricula. I also enjoy teaching in both programs. I also teach several online courses and promote and maintain positive student relations.


After working in sales and in the auto-electric industry, I moved into pastoral ministry. I worked with local congregations for 17 years, ministering in New York, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and California and participating in three church-planting campaigns (serving as director of one) in Irkutsk, St. Petersburg, and Samara, Russia, during the mid-1990s. Ann and I moved to Pasadena after 12 years with the church in New Hampshire, and I began doctoral work in postmodern mission, birthed out of a strong desire to see the Church more effectively engage contemporary Western culture. Ann is my covenant partner and friend of over 35 years. Ann and I met when she was 12 and I was 14 years old. We lived across the street from one another for a year. My brother and I were looking out the window one day, and saw three girls walking by. I said with all the maturity of a 14 year-old "I want the one in the blue shorts." We were married 7 years later. We have two married children, a son and a daughter who live in Florida and Colorado. And then, of course, there are the grandchildren!

While completing my PhD I was adjunct professor at Fuller and Pepperdine, where I taught courses in "Christianity and Culture." Then, in 2005, I was appointed to the faculty at Fuller's School of Intercultural Studies. My hobbies include fly fishing, and playing with the grandkids!

Fuller Faculty Bio

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