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Rev Mark Wilson

Adjunct Faculty

Rev Mark Wilson

BA MA MDiv DipMin

Mark Wilson is an adjunct member of faculty at UTC teaching Church History.  He holds a BA in Ancient History/English and an MDiv from QUB, an MA in Modern History from the Open University, a post-graduate certificate from Aberdeen and a Diploma in Ministry from PTFI.  He is currently working towards a PhD  through UTC focusing on the involvement of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in public life during the first fifty years of the last century. His wider historical interests mainly involve the religious and political history of Ireland in the 20th century but also the history of the Church in the later Roman period.

Mark is Teaching Elder in the Cremore, Fourtowns and Poyntzpass congregations of PCI in counties Armagh and Down and he is currently (2014/15)  Moderator of the Presbytery of Newry.  Mark is married to Lara, a Veterinary Surgeon and they have four young children. He is a School Governor and is involved in a number of cultural and community groups, including the Presbyterian Historical Society. 

As a full-time student, Mark was active in the Christian Democrat Student’s movement in Strasbourg and Vienna, served as Cultural Affairs Officer of QUB Student’s Union and was President of the Parachute Club.

Before hearing and answering the call to Ministry, Mark worked for some years at the Linenhall Library in Belfast and in the Editorial Department of the Belfast Telegraph.

In his spare time he reads widely, grows apples and plays the banjo.

Rev Mark Wilson