Mark Rapinchuk head shot.

Mark Rapinchuk

Title: Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

Teaching Focus: Christian Apologetics; Philosophy; New Testament

Education: BA- Bethel College (St. Paul, MN) 1980. MDiv-Bethel Theological Seminary 1992. PhD-Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 1996


I began teaching at College of the Ozarks in the fall of 1997. In addition to teaching in what we now call the Biblical and Theological Studies department, I spent 4 years as an assistant baseball coach(2004-2007) and six years as a Division Chair of the Humanities division (June 2010-May 2016).

I enjoy reading (Philosophy, Apologetics, Theology and detective fiction) and golf, although maybe not in that order. My wife (Dori) and I have two sons (Kyle and Brendon), two daughters-in-law (Kristin and Elisha) and three grandchildren (Karis, Anastacia, and Aviel).