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Rev. Mark D. Vander Hart

Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies | Ministerial Apprenticeship Program Director

Professor Vander Hart pastored the Christian Reformed Church of La Glace-Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, from 1980 to 1983. He continues to take an active interest in the life of the local church as well as the international church. He frequently preaches in local congregations and leads Bible studies for several church societies.

Rev. Vander Hart has written several Bible studies: Genesis 1-11, Jacob (Genesis 25-49), and Joseph & Judah. Professor Vander Hart has also ministered to the international Reformed community, teaching within Southeast Asian populations in the United States as well as teaching in Cyprus, Ukraine, Myanmar, Latvia, and India. He is involved with Reformed Faith and Life (Armenian and French), the Christ for Myanmar Mission Committee, and the International Theological Education Ministries, Inc. (ITEM).

Professor Vander Hart has contributed articles for the Mid-America Journal of Theology, The Outlook, Christian Renewal, and Biblical Horizons. He is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Calvin Studies Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.


B.A. Dordt College 1975
M.Div. Calvin Theological Seminary 1980
Th.M. Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education 2001

Audio Links

2011 Fall Chapel Service (1)
2011 Fall Chapel Service (2)
2010 Fall Chapel Service
2010 Spring Chapel Service


Old Testament Studies Courses:
OT 113: Basic Hebrew
OT 122: Advanced Hebrew
OT 132: Old Testament Canon and Interpretation
OT 134: Old Testament History: Pre-Monarchy Period
OT 233: Old Testament History: Monarchy Period
OT 313: Old Testament History: Post-Exilic Period
PP 211: Old Testament Sermon
The Messianic Message of the Old Testament
Readings in Old Testament Hebrew
Old Testament Apocalyptic Literature
Readings in New Testament Greek