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Mark Wilson

TITLE:Department of Religion Coordinator and Associate Professor of Christian Ministry
DEPARTMENT:Department of Religion
LOCATION:Nicholson-Mitchell 106
SWU P.O. BOX:1927

In 2017 Dr. Mark O. Wilson joined the Religion faculty of Southern Wesleyan University. Prior to this he served for 26 years as senior pastor of Hayward Wesleyan Church, a small-town congregation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, the church grew significantly and was instrumental in starting and/or revitalizing several other churches.

Mark is the author of two books: Filled Up, Poured Out and Purple Fish; and holds a Doctor of Ministry in Transformational Preaching from Wesley Seminary. He also serves as the District Ambassador for the South Carolina District of the Wesleyan Church. Mike travels widely speaking at camps, conferences, retreats, and churches. He and his wife, Cathy, have five grown children, and live in Central, South Carolina.


  • DMin in Transformational Preaching, Wesley Seminary
  • M.A. in Theology; Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Christian Ministries; Indiana Wesleyan University