Dr. Mark Hausfeld became president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, on July 1, 2015. He has more than thirty years of pastoral and missionary experience, both in the United States and abroad. He has a passion for developing creative access evangelism. His focus has centered on discipleship and church planting in urban settings in North America and restricted contexts in Central Asia and far-reaching global Muslim communities.
In addition to his role as AGTS president, Mark serves as the seminary’s director of the Center for Islamic Studies, which he assumed in June 2010. From 2007 to 2015, he served as associate professor of Urban and Islamic Studies. During the 2007-2008 academic year, he was the second J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions at AGTS. His three Hogan lectures and monograph focused on Islam in America: Reaching Diaspora Muslims through the Local Church. He currently serves as professor or Urban and Islamic Studies at AGTS.
Dr. Hausfeld served as the international director of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples (2009-2015). As director, he collaborated with national churches around the world, AGWM regions and local churches in the United States to equip and mobilized them to reach Muslims everywhere. As the President of Global Oasis: Engaging Muslim Peoples, Dr. Hausfeld administrates a ministry organization that trains and mobilizes people to reach Muslims around the world.
From 2000 to 2008, Mark served as the Area Director for AGWM Central Eurasia. In this role, he provided pastoral care, strategic consultation and administration for missionaries and national leaders in the region.
Mark and his wife, Lynda, served as AGWM missionaries in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for seven years. During that time, they started Teen Challenge Pakistan and assisted in two indigenous church plants. Prior to becoming AGWM missionaries, he pioneered and pastored an inner city, multi-cultural church on the south-side of Chicago for ten years.