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Rev Mark Adams

Pastoral Vice-Principal; Spiritual Formation/Pastoral Care, Theology, Preaching Lecturer

LLB. (Sydney), B.Th. (Hons) (MTC/ACT), Grad Cert. Th. (SMBC/ACT)

Prior to SMBC:

Mark studied Law at the University of Sydney (1984-1987), and after being admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court in NSW in 1988, practiced law for the next ten years. Mark worked in corporate legal practice for a large city law firm (1988-1991) before specializing in consumer law and working at the Department of Fair Trading (1991-1996). He established and managed the civil law practice at Fairfield Legal Aid for two years before undertaking theological studies (1998-2001). Mark was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in 2002 and was senior pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church, Gungahlin in Canberra (2002-2013) before joining the team at SMBC in December 2013.

Academic Interests:

Mark is currently enrolled in a PhD in the area of systematic theology. His thesis topic is focussed on the theology of John Webster, and the role of the doctrine of God in his theological programme. Mark has a passion for reading, thinking and teaching theology. His goal is to model for students how to love God with their hearts and minds so that they can connect theology to worship, life and pastoral ministry.

Speaking & Other Ministry:

  • Member of Church Consultancy Team, Presbyterian Church NSW, 2014-present
  • Lecturer, Lead for Life Programme, Presbyterian Youth, 2010-2014


Mark is married to Kathryn. They have three adult children - Caitlin, Jessica and Jeremy. Mark attends Ashfield Presbyterian Church. He enjoys watching his son play sport, listening to music, reading, Greek food and following the fortunes of his beloved Canterbury Bulldogs and Liverpool FC.

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