Dr. Mark Hausfeld
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
- B.A., Evangel University
- M.Div., AGTS
- Doctor of Ministry Urban Missions, Northern Theological Seminary
- Vice President of Institutional Innovation, Trinity Bible College & Graduate School, September 2021-Present
- President, PAK7 US, June 2019-August 2021
- Director of New Business Development, Texzon Utilities, August 2018-June 2019
- Director of Europe Diaspora Initiative, Global Initiative Reaching Muslim, June 2017-July 2018
- President, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, July 2015-May 2017
- Professor of Urban and Islamic Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2008-2021
- Director of the Institute for Islamic Studies (founder), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, July 2015-May 2017
- International Director, Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim Peoples, January 2009-June 2015
- Area Director for Central Eurasia, Assemblies of God World Missions, Nicosia, Cyprus, July 2000-December 2008
- Founder and Director of Teen Challenge Pakistan, Assemblies of God World Missions, Islamabad, Pakistan, March 1992-July 2000
- Lead and Founding Pastor, Maranatha Assembly of God, Chicago, IL, September 1985-February 1992
- Associate Pastor, Southside Tabernacle, Chicago, IL, July 1984-August 1985
- College Career Pastor and Pastoral Counseling, Christian Life Center (AG), Dayton, OH, June 1983-June 1984
- Chicago Commission of Human Relations, Chicago, IL (Former)
- President of the Board of Directors, Protestant International Church, Islamabad Pakistan (Former)
- Little League Coach in Islamabad, Pakistan and Oak Brook, IL (Former)
- Lunch Buddy, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Springfield, Missouri (Former)
- Community Volunteer, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Springfield, Missouri (Active)
- Freedom City Church, Chairman of the Board, Springfield, Missouri (Active)
- Barnabas Group Kansas City, Founding Board Member, Kansas City, Missouri (Active)
- Assemblies of God World Missions Missiology Committee (Active)
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.