Mark A. Jumper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological and Ministerial Studies


Dr. Mark Jumper, Texan born and raised, is a third-generation Presbyterian minister and pastor, and a retired United States Navy chaplain with 24 years of service with the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. He and his wife have seven children. Jumper came to Regent in 2014. He prays to combine biblical faithfulness, positive Reformed theology, and Holy Spirit energy to equip students for dynamic service in all God's world.

Jumper's professional background includes regional and national leadership with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and national leadership with the Military Chaplains Association. He served as a consultant to Coast Guard Headquarters for ministry design and media projects, and to Headquarters Marine Corps, designing and providing a Warrior Transition Program for combat veterans, about which he was invited to give Congressional testimony.

He recently trained military chaplains in Ukraine. His works-in-progress include Chaplaincy Handbooks: A Biblical, Evangelical Resource (as one of three General Editors); and Presbyterian Prophet: J. Rodman Williams, Theologian of Holy Spirit Renewal.


Military Chaplains Association: Distinguished Service Award: Coast Guard Chaplain of the Year 1998; Military: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Presidential Unit Citation, Hurricane Katrina


Academic Papers (Personal Interests):

"Jus Post Bellum (Justice After War): Contours of Construction," Ph.D. dissertation, Salve Regina University

“England Rising: A 16th Century Reformation Zeitgeist," Research paper, Salve Regina University

“Hope and Despair in Twentieth Century Satire Novels: Using Francis Schaeffer’s ‘Line of Despair’ as an Analytical Tool," Research paper, Salve Regina University

“Trauma, Pain, and Response Among Characters Found in Works of Great Writers," Research paper, Salve Regina University

"Healings We Didn't Mention: Historical Antecedents of Presbyterian Reunion," Research paper, 1992—10th anniversary of Presbyterian reunion

"The Holy Spirit and the Church," Research background for Evangelical Presbyterian Church position paper

"The Holy Spirit Outside the Church," Ordination paper, Presbytery of South Mississippi

“The Ethics of Automotive Safety," Research paper, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Presbyterians North and South: How Close?" Senior thesis, Oral Roberts University

"Politics in the Southern Presbyterian Church," Political Science paper, University of Missouri, Columbia

Books and Media:

Serving Those Who Serve: Chaplains with the U.S. Coast Guard. Booklet, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2001

Serving Those Who Serve: Chaplains with the U.S. Coast Guard. Video, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2001


Articles for Wars of Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict, ABC-CLIO (2015): The Battle of Alarcos; The Battle of Chamkaur; The Battle of Cresson; The Battle of Kappel; The Camisard Revolt; Decretists; Mars, God of War; Wounded Knee

Articles for Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism, ABC-CLIO (2015): The Bible Presbyterian Church; Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland; Halverson, Richard

Book Review, "Pebbles in My Boots," The Military Chaplain, 2011

"Post-War Preaching," Journal for Preachers, 2007

"Worship: An ETERNITY Focus vs. Traditional or Contemporary," Hope EPC Gleanings, 2007.

"The Reformation's Revolution in Worship," Hope EPC Gleanings, 2007

"The Warrior Transition Program," The Navy Chaplain, 2004


"Tending Toward: Alternate Formations Among Charismatic Congregations That Tend Toward Denominational Functions." Presentation at the annual Southwest Region conference of the Evangelical Theological Society, Fort Worth, TX, 2014

"Clergy and Social Worker Cooperation." Continuing education for social workers association, Skokie, IL, 2012

"Warrior Transition." Plenary presentation at symposium, Called to Service: Military Chaplaincy for the 21st Century at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2004

 "The Marine Corps Warrior Transition Program." Testimony as Project Officer to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, 2004


Commander, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired); Evangelical Presbyterian Church: Ordained Teaching Elder; Evangelical Theological Society; Military Chaplains Association; Naval War College Foundation.

Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Larry K. Asplund, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Internship

Patrick J. Bopp, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology

Dana J. Cavallaro, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

Diane J. Chandler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Christian Formation & Leadership

757.352.4417 diancha@regent.edu
Dale M. Coulter, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

757.352.4183 dcoulter@regent.edu
Mara Lief Crabtree, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality & Women's Studies

757.352.4421 maracra@regent.edu
Bradley J. Embry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

757.352.4303 bembry@regent.edu
James Flynn, D.Min.

Associate Dean of Operations & Teaching

Associate Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4527 jamefly@regent.edu
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Master’s Programs

Assistant Professor

Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Missions

Julie Reams, D.Min.

Instructor, Practical Theology & Formation

Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D.

Instructor, Biblical Studies & Theology

Kevin Spawn, D.Phil.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

757.352.4409 kspawn@regent.edu
J. Lyle Story, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Languages & New Testament

757.352.4402 lylesto@regent.edu
Joseph Umidi, D.Min.

Executive Vice President for Student Life

Professor of Practical Theology

757.352.4401 joseumi@regent.edu
Archie T. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

757.352.4532 awright@regent.edu


Johnathan Alvarado, Ph.D.
Antoinette Alvarado, Ph.D.
Miguel Alvarez, Ph.D.
Eugene Austin, D.Min.
Lewis Brogdon, Ph.D.
Ewen Butler, Ph.D.
Robert Carpenter, D.Min.
Kristina Chalfin, Ph.D.
Elmer Chen, Ph.D.
John Dooley, D.Min.
Charles Fox, Ph.D.
Dan Goff, D.Min.
Susan Hares, Ph.D., (A.B.D.)
Antipas Harris, D.Min.
Donald Hartley, Ph.D.
Robert Hill, Ph.D.
Ray Houk, D.Min.
Jeff Jibben, D.Min.
Mwambazambi Kalemba, Ph.D.
Benjamin Laird, Ph.D.
William Langford, D.Min.
Robert Mack, Ph.D.
Lee Martin, Ph.D.
Patricia Mercier, Ph.D.
Lisa Millen
Seth Moore, Ph.D.
Eric Newberg, Ph.D.
Adam Nigh, Ph.D.
Louis Oliverio, Ph.D.
Jeremy Perigo, Ph.D.
John Plake, Ph.D.
Steven Pounds, Ph.D.
Daniel Rollins, D.Min.
Eric Scalise, Ph.D.
Dwight Sheets, Ph.D.
Roger Starner, Ph.D.
Carl Sweatman, Ph.D.
Daniel Tomberlin, Ph.D.
Graham Twelftree, Ph.D.
William Victor, Ph.D.
Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D.
Brandon Walker, Ph.D.
James Wall, D.Min.
Steven Ware, Ph.D.
Robert Webster, Ph.D.
Sara Wells, Ph.D.
Mark Wilson, Ph.D.