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Dr. Mark Becton

Professor of Spiritual Formation

For 36 years, Mark Becton served as lead pastor of churches in Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. He’s served churches in rural towns, communities in transition, and most recently a large church in a large city.  His last church assisted in planting 12 churches, from which 11 more were planted. He’s encouraged pastors and mentored church planters over 12 years. He’s authored and contributed to several books, including Nelson’s Preacher’s Sourcebook 2010 EditionNelson’s Church Leader’s Manual for Congregational CareA Confident Peace: Letting Revelation Change the Way You Liveand Prayer Works When You Work at Prayer: Following Jesus’ Example in Prayer. Mark and his wife Loree have two sons and are now grandparents who have served the Father together for over 36 years.


Master of Arts in Religious Education (MARE)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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