Mark Mittelberg

  • Executive Director, Center for Strategic Evangelism
  • Assistant Professor of Christian Thought


  • MA, Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (magna cum laude)
  • BS, Business Management, Minot State University, (summa cum laude)


Courses Taught


Teaching Focus

Mark Mittelberg’s primary teaching and writing areas of focus are personal evangelism, evangelistic leadership in the local church, and Christian apologetics. Some of his books and curricula include:

  • Becoming a Contagious Christian (with Bill Hybels)
  • The Becoming a Contagious Christian training course (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels)
  • Becoming a Contagious Church
  • The Unexpected Adventure (with Lee Strobel)
  • The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask
  • The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense
  • Confident Faith: Building a Firm Foundation for Your Beliefs
  • The Journey Bible (contributing editor)
  • Mark has also contributed chapters to Reasons for Faith (edited by Norman Geisler and Chad Meister), God Is Great, God Is Good (edited by William Lane Craig and Chad Meister, and winner of the 2010 Christianity Today award for best book on apologetics), and the forthcoming A New Kind of Apologist (edited by Sean McDowell)


Awards and Honors

Mark received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.


Additional Information

Mark began his ministry as the first director of evangelism at Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago. He then became executive vice president of the Willow Creek Association, working with more than 10,000 churches worldwide, from over 100 denominations. Since 2002, Mark has worked as an international speaker, bestselling author, and a consultant in the areas of evangelism and apologetics.

Mark thrives on the outdoors, has backpacked all over North America, and enjoys mountain biking. He also loves traveling with his wife, Heidi, and their two grown children, Emma Jean and Matthew.

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