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Mark Ross
Ross, Mark E.

The First Presbyterian Church - John R. de Witt Chair of Theology
Associate Dean for Erskine Columbia

Telephone: (803) 771-6180

Dr. Ross brings 30 years of pastoral ministry to his current work of training leaders for the church. He is in demand as a preacher and lecturer, and is the author of Let’s Study Matthew (Banner of Truth, 2009). He is a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Education: B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1974; M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1979; Ph.D., University of Keele, England, 1984.

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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1974
  • M.Div., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1979
  • Ph.D., University of Keele, England, 1984.
  • Let’s Study Matthew (The Banner of Truth Trust, 2009).  Devotional commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

Adult Sunday School Curriculum

  • Adult Quarterly. Authored 4 years of lessons for an adult Sunday School curriculum published by Christian Education Ministries of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. 2014-2018
  • Adult Quarterly Teacher’s Edition. Authored a companion teacher’s guide to the Adult Quarterly. 2014-2018

Book chapters and articles

  • “The Inerrancy of Holy Scripture,” in R. C. Sproul, Gen. ed., The Reformation Study Bible (Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust, 2015), 2362-2365.
  • “Improving the Means of Grace: The Larger Catechism on Spiritual Growth.”  Ligon Duncan, ed.  The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century, Volume III (Mentor imprint of Christian Focus Publications, 2009), 415-439.
  • “Baptism and Circumcision as Signs and Seals.”  Gregg Strawbridge, ed.  The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism (P&R Publishing, 2003), 85-111.
  • “The Framework Hypothesis:  An Interpretation of Genesis 1:1—2:3.”  Joseph A. Pipa and David W. Hall, eds.  Did God Create in Six Days?  (Southern Presbyterian Press, 1999), 113-130.
  • “Who is Telling the Myth?”  Paul Helm, ed.  Objective Knowledge:  A Christian Perspective (InterVarsity Press, 1987), 131-146.

Magazine articles

  • “Congregational Discourse.” Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, forthcoming, August 2020).
  • “The Doctrine of Inerrancy.” Grace and Truth: An Erskine Theological Seminary Publication. Winter 2020, 10-12.
  • “Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Part 2 of 2.”  The ARP. November/December 2019, 13.
  • “Singing Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: Part 1 of 2.”  The ARP. September/October 2019, 12.
  • “1 John 4:8.” Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, August 2019), 26-27.
  • “Living in the World to Come.” Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, September 2018), 28-31.
  • “Mature in Christ.” Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, November 2016), 6-7.
  • “Imago Dei.” Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, April 2013), 4-5.
  • “Idolizing Theology.”  Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, February 2011), 16-17.
  • “In Essential Things, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All Things, Charity.”  Tabletalk (Ligonier Ministries, September 2009), 14-17.
Fall 2021

Columbia Campus:

  • NT 602 New Testament II
    Monday Evenings: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Beginning August 23
  • ST 602 Systematic Theology II
    Thursday Evenings: 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Beginning August 26
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