Dr. Mark Hausfeld | Vice President of Institutional Innovation

Education

B.A., Evangel University
M.Div., AGTS
Doctor of Ministry Urban Missions, Northern Theological Seminary

Biography

Dr. Mark Hausfeld has more than thirty years of pastoral and missionary experience, both in the United States and abroad, and is passionate about evangelism discipleship and church planting. His foci have centered on urban settings in North America and restricted contexts in far-reaching global Muslim urban contexts. Mark’s primary focus today is empowering the church locally and globally to be informed, trained and equipped to engage and reach Muslim peoples who have come to the West as immigrants, migrants and refugees that God has brought from the ends of the earth to our Jerusalems. His mantra is, “Missions is not where, but whom.” 

Mark became president of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri on July 1, 2015, where he served for two years. He recommended to the Seminary Board of Advisors and the Evangel University Board of Trustees that his position as President be eliminated that the seminary may be led by the Dean of the Seminary since the consolidation of Evangel University, Central Bible College and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) was complete. The Board of Trustees agreed with the recommendation.

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 adjunct professor of Urban and Islamic Studies at AGTS and teaches at other universities, seminaries and graduate schools in the United States and globally. He started and directed the seminary’s Center for Islamic Studies in 2008. He continues to serve as professor of Urban and Islamic Studies for AGTS. 

Dr. Hausfeld served as the international director of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples (2009-2015). As director, Mark collaborated with national churches around the world, AGWM regions, and local churches in the United States to equip and mobilize them to reach Muslims everywhere. 

From 2000 to 2008, Mark served as the Area Director for Central Eurasia. In this role, he provided pastoral care, strategic consultation, and administration for missionaries and national leaders in the region’s 10 Muslim-majority countries at the heart of the “10/40 Window,” the least reached area of the world.

Mark and his wife, Lynda, served as AGWM missionaries in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 1995-2001. During that time, they started Teen Challenge Pakistan and assisted in two indigenous church plants. Prior to becoming AGWM missionaries, Mark pioneered and pastored an inner city, multi-cultural church on the south side of Chicago for ten years.

Mark and Lynda have three children. Both daughters and son are married. The daughters each have two sons and one has a daughter. All their children and spouses are followers of Jesus Christ, involved in the local church and are professionals in marketplace sectors of profit, non for profit and US Army