Mark grew up in Central Mississippi where he graduated from Mississippi State University. He received a Master's degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, followed by a Ph.D. in Old Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Gregory has served in pastorates in Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
From 2019 to 2022 he served as Professor of Old Testament at the Piedmont Divinity School of Carolina University where he also provided leadership as the Interim Director of the Divinity school from 2020 to 2022.
Currently, Mark is the Dean of the new Seminary at Brewton-Parker College - Temple Baptist Seminary, as well as the Professor of Old Testament. He also supports the seminary and college as Director of Church-Minister Relations. Brewton-Parker College is a four-year college of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board and is located in Mt. Vernon, Georgia.
Temple Baptist Seminary, as the college's new seminary, is the first entry into graduate level work at Brewton-Parker. The college is accredited by SACSCOC and the application for the Seminary has been submitted to the accrediting agency. Classes are expected to begin no later than Summer of 2023, pending approval by SACSCOC.
Research Interests for Dr. Gregory include:
- Paper presented at Regional SBL Meeting on Narrative Time in the Keret Epic and Succession