Name: Dr. Mark O. Hager
Office: East Administration 217
Rank/Title: Professional Services: Biblical Counseling and Training Center Director and Assistant Professor
Started at Calvary: September 1, 2013
Professional Information: Dr. Hager holds a B.A. and M.Div. degrees with the International Bible College and Seminary, a Doctorate in biblical counseling with Master's International, and is completing his Ph.D. in biblical counseling with Trinity Theological Seminary. He is a certified biblical counselor and workshop instructor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), The International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), and The American Academy of Biblical Counselors (AABC). Additionally, Dr. Hager is the Men's Practicum Director for supervised counseling with the American Academy of Biblical Counselors (AABC), as well as a member of the Assocation of Biblical Counselors (CCEF-ABC). He is published in The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics as contributing author for Harvest House Publishers. His past experience as a career police officer and detective serving with the St. Louis Major Case Squad, along with the USAF time as a Vietnam era veteran, and numerous years as an ordained pastor has uniquely shaped his counseling style and teaching dynamic. Dr. Hager is married to Cindy and they live in the Kansas City area. They have six adult boys and fifteen grandchildren.
Favorite class to teach: Evangelism in Counseling and Foundations of Counseling
Originally from: Born in St. Louis, MO and raised in Winfield, MO
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary? I have been in training and teaching biblical counseling as a leader and pastor for years. The duties of the pastoral ministry and the love of biblical counseling have prepared me to understand the realities of counseling broken and lost people. This is why I love practical theology so much.
Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: I still love pastoral ministry and helping people to know Christ in a saving way. Preaching and teaching the Word of God is my other passion. My first love is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost world around me. It is the greatest privilege in life! This message is the very power of God and there is nothing like it!
My favorite Scriptures: I Corinthians 1:18 and Colossians 2:8