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B.Th., Grace Bible College (nka Grace Christian University)
M.A., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Mark Sooy serves Grace Christian University as a full-time professor in the Grace Online division teaching courses on theology, Bible, and leadership. In addition to online teaching, he is the Chair of the Leadership and Ministry program, as well as the Chair of the Faculty Senate. He also leads the Grace Online division as the Director of Online Curriculum.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Theology degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies from Grace Bible College (now Grace Christian University) with majors in Bible, Theology, and Music. His graduate education includes a Master of Arts in Historical Theology from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University. Both institutions are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated with Honors, and received awards for excellence in Biblical Studies from each institution.

Beyond teaching, Mark often consults with churches and Christian organizations. He also may be found worship leading, authoring, conference speaking and leading, giving private music instruction, and participating in other forms of Christian service.

He is a commissioned graduate of the Centurions Program, now known as the Colson Fellows. The Colson Fellows are individuals who have been trained by the late Charles Colson (of Prison Fellowship and Breakpoint) and other leading Christian thinkers to declare and defend the Truth of the Christian Worldview.

Mark’s published work includes articles for periodical publications and devotionals, as well as four books:
• Essays on Martin Luther’s Theology of Music
• The Life of Worship: Rethink, Reform, Renew
• Lessons in the Silence of God
• Weekday Devotions for Christian Administrators

Mark and his wife, Elisabeth, currently reside in West Michigan with their three children. He and Elisabeth (a talented musician) are often found leading worship and ministering together in churches in the West Michigan area. Their children, also musically talented, join their parents to form the “Sooy Family Band.” Together they have performed in churches, for parties, and other social gatherings.