Mark McDowell is ordained as a minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and has served at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina, since 2012 At FPC Columbia, he has ministered alongside current and former RTS faculty including Sinclair Ferguson, Ralph Davis, and Derek Thomas. Mark earned his M.Div. from RTS Charlotte, his Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and his Ph.D. from Kings College at Aberdeen University in Systematic Theology.
In addition to giving leadership to RTS Dallas, Dr. McDowell will serve as Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, beginning to teach in the fall of 2017.
Mark is married to Monica and they have four boys: Nicholas, Cameron, Patrick and Oliver. He is a native of Northern Ireland and avidly follows Manchester United and Ulster Rugby.